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Why Noah Baumbach Adapted ‘White Noise’ Despite Don DeLillo’s Novel Being Called ‘Unfilmable’

Some books are so fantastical in nature it’s hard to imagine how a Hollywood director could possibly do them justice by bringing them to the screen. However, directors have proven their mettle time and again by doing just that, with films like The Lord of the Rings, Trainspotting, and Watchmen

(L-R) Greta Gerwig (Babette), May Nivola (Steffie), Adam Driver (Jack), Samuel Nivola (Heinrich) and Raffey Cassidy (Denise) | Wilson Webb/Netflix

Netflix and director Noah Baumbach are the latest to challenge a book adaptation head-on. Baumbach, who has a personal connection to author Don Delillo’s White Noise, took a special interest in adapting ...modern novel into a big-budget project that’s complete with a stellar cast and eye-catching aesthetics. 



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