Jodie Turner-Smith to join Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig in Noah Baumbach’s White Noise
James R | On 04, Jun 2021
Jodie Turner-Smith is in talks to star in White Noise, Noah Baumbach’s new film for Netflix.
The movie, which was announced earlier this year, is the first as part of an exclusive multi-year deal inked by the Marriage Story helmer with the streaming giant. It marks the third film by Baumbach that has found a home at Netflix, including The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected).
The film is based on Don DeLillo’s seminal novel of the same name. First published in 2011, White Noise follows Jack Gladney, the creator and chairman of Hitler studies at the College-on-the-Hill. It charts his absurd life, which is disrupted by a chemical spill from a rail car that releases an airborne toxic event, forcing Jack to face his own mortality. It is a satire of rampant consumerism, media saturation and novelty intellectualism.
Turner-Smith, who starred in Queen & Slim, has reportedly joined the cast. She is no stranger to streaming, having starred in the Amazon Studios-acquired Without Remorse, opposite Michael B Jordan. She was most recently seen in Channel 5 drama Anne Boleyn. She will star opposite Baumbach veterans Driver and Gerwig, with Deadline also reporting that Raffey Cassidy, Sam Nivola and May Nivola are on board.
Baumbach will produce the film alongside David Heyman, with whom he also produced Marriage Story.