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Baumbach starts next

04.03.2009

Prodigious director Noah Baumbach has quietly started shooting an untitled film in Los Angeles starring Ben Stiller as Roger Greenberg, a man at a crossroads who ends up housesitting at his brother's home in Los Angeles. It's there that he strikes up an unlikely friendship with his brother's assistant Florence (played by reta Gerwig), an aspiring singer. Rhys Ifans, Mark Duplass, Brie Larson, and Juno Temple also star.

Baumbach wrote the script based on a story he conceived with Jennifer Jason Leigh, who co-stars and is co-producing with Baumbach and Scott Rudin. After Baumbach's first film THE SQUID AND THE WHALE was nominated for an Oscar, the man was widely regarded as one of Hollywood's hottest young directors. But after his next film MARGOT AT THE WEDDING suffered from a lukewarm reception, the boy wonder was left reeling. Early buzz on this next film is decent, so lets hope Mr. Baumbach gets back on track and lives up to the hype, LeBron James-style.
Extra Tidbit: Baumbach co-wrote THE LIFE AQUATIC with Wes Anderson.
Source: Focus Features

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