The Squid and the Whale director Noah Baumbach has a thing for selfish, disaffected and socially inept characters, and it looks like his latest film Greenberg will be no different. The movie stars Ben Stiller as Roger Greenberg, a middle-aged drifter who moves from New York to L.A. to house sit for his brother, and falls for his brother’s personal assistant Florence (Greta Gerwig).
It’s nice to see Stiller in a role that returns him from the world of frat pack comedies back to something a little smaller and more intimate, and there’s a sense that this movie may be more optimistic than Baumbach’s last film Margot at the Wedding (which I enjoyed, but I know a lot of people hated). The supporting cast also includes Rhys Ifans, Mark Duplass and Jennifer Jason Leigh, who is credited with co-writing the story. Baumbach himself also recently helped Wes Anderson out in the writing department again with the screenplay for Fantastic Mr. Fox. Check out the trailer below or watch it in HD over at Apple.com. Greenberg hits select theatres on March 12th.