The first trailer for Netflix's White Noise takes us on a dystopian family vacation

The first trailer for Noah Baumbach's White Noise is here – and it's a little like National Lampoon's Vacation if the Griswolds were driving through the apocalypse.

Though the teaser set up more of a suspenseful drama, the full trailer sets up a happy, almost utopian family life with Prof. Jack Gladney (Driver), his wife Babette (Gerwig) and his children Denise (Raffedy Cassidy), Heinrich (Sam Nivola), Steffie (May Nivola), and Wilder (Dean Moore/Henry Moore) – that is until a cataclysmic train accident causes the "Airborne Toxic Event," dispersing a chemical waste all over the town and causing the citizens to evacuate. Throughout the trailer, Jack seems a little more concerned with the impending end of life as he knows it than the rest of his family.

"There are two kinds of people in the world: killers, and die-ers," Don Cheadle's Murray tells Driver's Jack in the brief clip, which can be viewed above. "Most of us are die-ers."

Directed and written by Baumbach with a score by Danny Elfman, the apocalyptic black comedy is an adaptation of Don DeLillo's 1985 bestselling novel of the same name – which also won the National Book Award for Fiction.

The cast also includes Andre Benjamin as Elliot Lasher, Jodie Turner-Smith as Winnie Richards, and Lars Eidinger as Arlo Shell.

White Noise will hit theaters in the United States in select theaters on November 25, 2022, before hitting Netflix on December 30.

For more, check out our list of the most exciting upcoming movies in 2022 and beyond, or update your streaming queue with our roundup of the best Netflix movies to stream right now.

Lauren Milici
Senior Writer, Tv & Film

Lauren Milici is a Senior Entertainment Writer for GamesRadar+ currently based in the Midwest. She previously reported on breaking news for The Independent's Indy100 and created TV and film listicles for Ranker. Her work has been published in Fandom, Nerdist, Paste Magazine, Vulture, PopSugar, Fangoria, and more. Her first collection of poetry, "FINAL GIRL," sold out of print. Her second collection, "Sad Sexy Catholic," is forthcoming in 2023.