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Venice Film Festival Will Open with Noah Baumbach’s “White Noise” Starring Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig

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With all the Toronto Film Fest news, we’re now getting some intel on Venice.

The 2022 Festival will open with “White Noise.” Noah Baumbach’s adaptation of Don DeLillo’s famous novel.

Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig star in the Netflix release. The rest of the the cast includes Don Cheadle, Raffey Cassidy, Sam Nivola and May Nivola (yes, the children of Alessandro Nivola and Emily Mortimer), Jodie Turner-Smith, André L. Benjamin aka Andre 3000 of Outkast fame, and Lars Edinger.

This is a big Oscar film for Netflix. They had a huge success with Baumbach and Driver’s “Marriage Story” a couple of seasons ago, and this one has all the markings of an awards player.

White Noise” will be screened Wednesday August 31st, in the Sala Grande at the Palazzo del Cinema (Lido di Venezia), on the opening night of the 79th Venice Film Festival.

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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