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Noah Baumbach’s Next Movie Looks Like Greenberg Plus Girls Plus Ad-Rock

While We’re Young, the next movie written and directed by Noah Baumbach, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival back in September to glowing reviews. (The Guardian called it “almost perfect,” for instance, and described it as the director’s “most mainstream movie to date,” a judgment echoed by Variety.) The movie reunites Baumbach with his Greenberg star Ben Stiller, this time pairing him with Naomi Watts, who plays Stiller’s wife, and juxtaposing that couple with a younger duo, played by Adam Driver of Girls fame and Amanda Seyfried of Mean Girls fame.

The trailer, with admirable ambition, introduces us to the movie with quotes from Ibsen’s The Master Builder—and then cleverly echoes one of those quotes in its choice of song, “Let ’Em In” by Sir Paul McCartney, which was a big hit for Wings. The music at the beginning, by the way, is Vivaldi’s “Mandolin Concerto in C Major,” from Le Nozze di Figaro, which has a very Wes Anderson feel.

Oh, and Ad-Rock—er, Adam Horovitz—is in this. It comes out in March.