“I for one am keen to see Noah Baumbach‘s untitled divorce movie, which Netflix will release…you tell me.
“‘Yeah…I’m a lawyer in it,’ Liotta said. ‘Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson‘s characters are going through a divorce, he comes to me and I’m a lawyer who explains all these ways we can get stuff out of her in the divorce, and he’s, like ‘No, that’s too aggressive.’ So he ends up going to court, and there he realizes that Scarlett has a lawyer who’s really aggressive. So then he’s, like, ‘Oh, shit’ and he comes back to me to represent him.’
“That Norman Mailer quote: ‘You don’t know a woman until you’ve met her in court.’
“Perhaps the coolest thing that my ex-wife Maggie and I ever did was not get into a big, drawn-out fight during our divorce, which took a few months from late ’91 to August ’92. I was devastated about her moving to San Francisco with the boys, but I visited them all the time and took them with me to see my parents. And then she and the kids moved back to Los Angeles in ’04, which was great. And then they moved back north, and then to Brookline. But seeing Jett and Dylan was never an issue.”
Principal photography happened between January and March of 2018. Laura Dern, Alan Alda, Merritt Wever and Azhy Robertson also costar.
Marriage Story is the only film being screened at all four early-fall festivals — Venice (debuting on 8.29.19), Telluride, Toronto and New York.