While diehard indie types might’ve grumbled about Netflix scooping up Noah Baumbach‘s new film, “The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected),” the move makes sense. For Netflix, it’s getting a respectable project for one of their most valuable stars, Adam Sandler, onto their roster. For Baumbach, the streaming platform will easily give him the biggest audience of his career. It’s a win-win situation.
The film brings together a pretty cool roster of talent, including Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Marvel, Grace Van Patten, and Emma Thompson, for this intergenerational tale of adult siblings contending with the influence of their aging father. Even more, the film will feature a score by Randy Newman and lensing by Robbie Ryan (“American Honey,” “Ginger & Rosa,” “I, Daniel Blake“).
No release date yet for “The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected),” but stay tuned for our verdict from Cannes.