"From director Joe Swanberg (NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS, HANNAH TAKES THE STAIRS) comes a sexy drama about a married actress, her sister, and their various temptations. A sensual and intimate portrait of a young marriage, the film sheds light on the challenges of monogamy amidst sexual and creative impulses.
“The lo-fi purity of Swanberg’s style is a conduit to something that transcends youth…what looks like a drama of adultery turns out to be an exploration of how the spaces between people can separate them or join them, often at the same moment.” -Owen Gleiberman, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
“The story, in its formal symmetries, suggests one of Eric Rohmer’s narratives of advance and retreat in SIX MORAL TALES.” -David Denby, NEW YORKER
“It’s a truly cinematic achievement, gorgeously shot by Swanberg with intriguingly symbolic mise-en-scene.” -Eric Kohn, indieWIRE
"Focus Features announced that shooting has begun on Noah Baumbach's Greenberg, a Los Angeles-based relationship costarring Ben Stiller and a Joe Swanberg mumblecore hyphenate (actress-screenwriter-director) named Greta Gerwig. Gerwig is the second Swanberg blonde to penetrate mainstream Hollywood ranks following Alexander The Last's Jess Weixler.
Baumbach has authored the original screenplay from a story created by Leigh and himself. It's basically about a guy named Roger Greenberg (Stiller) housesitting at his brother's home in Los Angeles, and striking up a relationship with his brother's assistant Florence (Gerwig), who's an aspiring singer. Leigh will costar along with Rhys Ifans, Mark Duplass (another mumblecore guy whose last mumblecore film was Humpday), Brie Larson (United States of Tara), and Juno Temple (Atonement)".