Marriage Story Trailers: Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver Break Up

Brenda Watkins
August 21, 2019

'Marriage Story' will premiere in selected theatres and on Netflix this autumn.

"What I love about Charlie, he loves being a dad - it's nearly annoying how much he likes it", Johansson's Nicole says in her own trailer.

Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver star as Nicole and Charlie, a conflicted married couple who are on the verge of a divorce. Both the teasers show POV (point-of-view) of the husband and wife, what they love about each other. It all plays out in Baumbach's trademark subtle fashion, with Johansson and Driver delivering what looks to be fantastically nuanced performances.

Marriage Story is the brainchild of Noah Baumbach, who said of the dual trailers: "Marriage Story is a love story that reveals itself within the breakdown". Noah Baumbach (the director, producer, and writer of the movie) explained why he made a decision to show the POV of both characters of Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver.

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Merritt Wever and Julie Hagerty co-star in the film, along with Wallace Shawn, Martha Kelly and Mark O'Brien. The film will premiere at Venice Film Festival on August 29 followed by screenings at Telluride, TIFF and the New York Film Festival. "There are many sides to every story, and the movie embraces these different viewpoints in order to find the shared truth".

The film will premiere at Venice Film Festival on August 29.

The 49-year-old Oscar-nominated screenwriter was inspired to helm Marriage Story following his 2013 divorce from Jennifer Jason Leigh, with whom he has a nine-year-old son Rohmer. Their "amicable" breakup devolves, one painful rash response and hostile counter-response at a time, into a legal battlefield, led on Nicole's side by Laura Dern and on Charlie's side by "nice" Alan Alda and "not so nice" Ray Liotta.

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