On August 20 Netflix dropped not one, but two new teaser trailers for its upcoming drama “Marriage Story” starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson. The streaming service describes the film as an “incisive and compassionate portrait of a marriage breaking up and a family staying together.” So to that end, they’re giving us both sides of the “Story.” Watch one teaser above, and scroll down for the second teaser at the bottom of this post.
“‘Marriage Story’ is a love story that reveals itself within the breakdown,” says writer-director Noah Baumbach. “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.”
This is Baumbach’s second film for Netflix, following “The Meyerowitz Stories” in 2018. And it comes as Netflix continues to make strides with the motion picture academy — however controversial that may be. The online distributor earned four nominations for “Mudbound” (2017) and then won three prizes including Best Director (Alfonso Cuaron) for “Roma” (2018). This year “Marriage Story” is part of a prestigious fall slate that also includes Martin Scorsese‘s “The Irishman.”
Baumbach earned an Oscar nomination for his original screenplay for “The Squid and the Whale” (2005), and he has since helmed acclaimed films including “Margot at the Wedding” (2007) and “Frances Ha” (2012). Driver made an impression on Oscar voters more recently, earning his first Best Supporting Actor bid for “BlacKkKlansman” (2018).
Johansson, now best known for playing Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has won a BAFTA Award and been nominated for four Golden Globes, but has yet to be nominated for an Oscar. But she probably came close with “Lost in Translation” (2003), “Match Point” (2005) and possibly even for her voice-over performance in “Her” (2013). Those three films earned Oscar nominations in other categories, and “Translation” and “Her” were both up for Best Picture. Will this be Johansson’s ticket at last to an Oscar nomination of her own?
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