The Squid And The Whale

Ensuring that it doesn’t get left behind in the ”stories about affluent white folks struggling with daddy issues” arms race, Netflix has announced that it’s picking up Noah Baumbach’s latest film for its online streaming library. Baumbach recently finished work on Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), which sees Ben Stiller, Emma Thompson, and Netflix favorite Adam Sandler wrestling with the impact of their father, Dustin Hoffman, on their lives. Meyerowitz Stories is being bandied about as a potential entrant at this year’s Cannes. Given Netflix’s ongoing efforts to get its movies recognized by theaters and award shows, despite their streaming-specific origins, it’ll be a prominent feather in the company’s cap if it does.

[via Deadline]