You’ve been out every night drinking rosé for the last three months, you’ve exhausted every rooftop bar in London and your bank statement is looking, well, depleted. It will soon be time to rein in the summer festivities and indulge in lazy autumnal afternoons on the sofa – and luckily, there’s never been a better time to unleash your inner couch potato with the imminent release of Noah Baumbach’s new drama, Marriage Story.
Starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Driver chronicles the lives of a once-happy couple going through a divorce. With a young child to protect, Charlie and Nicole face the difficult challenge of keeping their family unit intact while battling through agonising divorce proceedings.
Laura Dern, Alan Alda, Ray Liotta and Julie Hagerty will also join the all-star cast.
The Netflix film has been likened to divorce drama “Kramer vs. Kramer,” but Baumbach assured viewers Marriage Story has a unique storyline. “What helped with this family is that because they’re show people, the theatricality of it all feels organic to them. This gave me a real opportunity in what would otherwise be considered a naturalistic movie,” he said in an interview with IndieWire.
In an act of sheer generosity, Netflix have dropped not one, but two his-and-hers trailers and we are hooked already. One shows Adam Driver’s perspective, and the other features Scarlett Johansson’s. “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,” revealed Noah, who is widely recognised for his trademark dark comedies.
This is not the first time Noah has tackled divorce. His breakout film, The Squid and the Whale, gained critical acclaim for its exquisite portrayal of a pair of divorcing Brooklyn intellectuals in the 1980s.
While a release date is yet to be announced, Marriage Story is rumoured to land on Netflix this autumn, just in time to hunker down on the sofa and get cosy. Yaas!