With only a few weeks to go before its premiere at the Venice Film Festival, Netflix has unveiled two trailers for Noah Baumbach‘s latest, “Marriage Story.”
Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver star as Nicole and Charlie in this tale of a crumbling marriage. The film isn’t exactly a “he said, she said,” but more an examination of how two people can share an experience while viewing it differently.
The two trailers represent the way the film itself is told. Baumbach explains:
“MARRIAGE STORY is a love story that reveals itself within the breakdown.
With these companion trailers I wanted to show the relationship through the eyes of both characters. There are many sides to every story, and the movie embraces these different viewpoints in order to find the shared truth.”
Baumbach wrote the script in addition to directing. It is said to be inspired by Baumbach’s own experience. “Marriage Story” is his follow up to “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)” from 2017. He earned his first Oscar nomination for “The Squid and the Whale” in 2005 and went on to additional acclaim with “Margot at the Wedding” and “Frances Ha.”
Scarlett Johansson has had a busy year. She started off the spring with “Avengers: Endgame,” and follows “Marriage Story” with the highly anticipated “Jojo Rabbit” from Taika Waititi. She is also in the middle of filming “Black Widow,” the long-awaited Natasha Romanoff stand-alone movie, which is heading for theaters next May.
Adam Driver is having an equally busy year, although his big budget blockbuster isn’t in theaters until December as he finishes with “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” Earlier this year, he starred in Jim Jarmusch’s “The Dead Don’t Die,” and his other new film, “The Report,” has been on everyone’s radar since its premiere at Sundance in January. Fresh off an Oscar nomination last year, it seems Driver is poised for a repeat visit. But then, two big roles could cancel each other out if voters split.
“Marriage Story” also stars a cast of award winners with Laura Dern, Merritt Wever, Alan Alda, Ray Liotta, and Mark O’Brien.
The film will premiere at Venice Film Festival, followed by the New York Film Festival.
Be sure to watch both trailers to get the full effect: