Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig talk about their film “Frances Ha,” which they co-wrote, Baumbach directs, and Gerwig stars in, playing the title role. It’s a coming-of-age film centered on Frances, an aspiring dancer who is drifting in New York between college and full adulthood, coping with shifting friendships and life expectations.
Noah Baumbach, best known for his films The Squid and the Whale and Margot at the Wedding, has a new movie in theaters nationwide today. It’s called Greenberg, and it follows a narcissistic man-child played by Ben Stiller as he tries to get his life together.
Baumbach talks with us about why he chose Stiller for the role, whether he sees Greenberg as a “guy movie,” and what it’s like working with his real-life wife Jennifer Jason Leigh, who appears in the film and shares story credits.