New images have been released for Netflix’s “Marriage Story,” directed by Oscar nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach. The film stars Scarlett Johansson (“Avengers: Endgame”) and Adam Driver “BlacKkKlansman”). It is a portrait of a marriage in shambles, dividing two artists and how it interferes with their child and creative pursuits. What Baumbach has described as his most personal venture in film, “Marriage Story” puts Johansson and Driver in the center. Laura Dern, Alan Alda and Ray Liotta also co-star.
Baumbach’s 2005 film “The Squid and the Whale” was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. It stars Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg and Owen Kline as a family dealing with divorce. Baumbach reveals some truths and pains in his latest, most personal project to date. In an exclusive interview with IndieWire, Baumbach spoke on the personal depth he intends to portray in the film.
“Because I’ve gone through a divorce and also been through it as a child, there are things from my experience that of course I could draw from,” Baumbach said. “But it also gave me a real opportunity to talk to friends of mine. I mean, so many people have gone through this experience, and it’s not spoken about a lot.”
“Divorce is like death in a way,” he said. “When it happens to you, people can speak about it, but no one really wants to speak about it who’s not in it.” He laughed. “I just felt like there was a way to make a movie that was both very much about this subject,” he said, “and also totally transcend it.”
Baumbach has directed films such as “Mistress America,” “While We’re Young,” starring Driver, “Greenberg” and “Frances Ha,” written with and starring Oscar nominated actress/director Greta Gerwig. Baumbach’s latest with Netflix comes just two years after his previous, a family drama for the streaming platform, “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected.)”
“Marriage Story” was recently announced as part of the premieres lineup for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. It is produced by Heyday Films and Netflix. It lands on the streaming platform in the fall along with a theatrical run.