Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen & Slim, Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse, Anne Boleyn) is reportedly in talks to join Academy Award-nominated writer and director Noah Baumbach’s (Marriage Story, The Squid and the Whale) drama White Noise for Netflix, according to Deadline. Turner-Smith would star alongside Oscar nominees Adam Driver (Marriage Story, BlacKkKlansmen, Star Wars franchise) and Greta Gerwig (Little Women, Lady Bird, Mistress America) in the feature, which is based on author Don DeLillo’s novel of the same name.
Published in 1985, White Noise is a satire novel that tells the story of Jack Gladney, a teacher of Hitler studies at a liberal arts college in Middle America. Jack and his fourth wife, Babette, bound by their love, fear of death, and four ultramodern offspring, navigate the rocky passages of family life to the background babble of brand-name consumerism. When an “airborne toxic event” unleashes a lethal black chemical cloud, they must face the danger of death together.
Raffey Cassidy, Sam Nivola, and May Nivola will also star in the movie.
Baumbach and Gerwig first worked together on 2010’s Greenberg and was then followed by 2012’s Frances Ha. The duo is currently co-writing the Barbie film starring Margot Robbie for Warner Bros. Pictures.