André 3000 has joined the cast of Oscar-nominated director Noah Baumbach’s upcoming Netflix film titled White Noise, according to The Film Stage.
Set for release in 2022, the reported $80 million production sees the Outkast legend teaming up with Star Wars actor Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig, Don Cheadle and Jodie Turner-Smith. White Noise follows a year in the life of Jack Gladney, a professor who made a name for himself by pioneering the field of Adolf Hitler studies at a college known as The-College-on-the-Hill.
The movie is being shot in Cleveland and serves as an adaptation of Don DeLillo’s 1985 novel of the same name. There are currently no details about André 3000’s character.
Noah Baumbach’s 2019 Netflix film Marriage Story received six nominations at the 92nd Academy Awards including Best Picture, with Adam Driver also nominated for Best Actor. In January 2021, Baumbach ended up signing an exclusive partnership with Netflix after two movies with the distributor.
“When I started in the film industry I dreamed of having a home,” he said in a statement at the time. “It took me about 25 years but it was worth the wait. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be making movies with Ted [Sarandos] and Scott [Stuber] and everyone at Netflix, who are wonderful collaborators and friends and family.”
White Noise is André 3000’s second film to be shot in 2021 after his involvement in A24’s Showing Up was announced in June. The film starring Oscar-winning actress Michelle Williams is described as “a vibrant and sharply funny portrait of an artist on the verge of a career-changing exhibition.”
Check out photos of the White Noise set below.