How to Watch ‘Marriage Story,’ Starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver

There are two sides to every story. Marriage Story, starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver, shows viewers the hardships of a divorce from both perspectives. When does this film premiere in theaters? Will it be available for streaming on Netflix? Here’s what we know about director Noah Baumbach’s raw and intimate story.

What is ‘Marriage Story’ about?

Married life isn’t easy, and ending a marriage definitely isn’t easy either. What makes this movie unique, however, is that Marriage Story tells the perspective of both the husband and the wife as they go through a divorce. Viewers are introduced to these characters through their partner’s eyes, as the film has two different trailers, one narrated by the husband, the other narrated by the wife. During an interview with Deadline, director Noah Baumbach elaborated on his connection to Marriage Story.

“Of course, I have a real connection to the material,” he said. “But I was also at a time in my life where many of my friends were getting divorced. I saw it as an opportunity to do something more expansive, so I did a lot of research. I interviewed a lot of my friends, and friends of friends, and then also lawyers, judges, mediators.”

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Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson | Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images

Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver star in this original movie

This movie stars two award-nominated actors in lead roles. That includes Scarlett Johansson, who acted in movies such as, Lost in Translation, Her, and Under the Skin. She is best known for her portrayal of Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in movies like Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Adam Driver, who previously acted in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Logan Lucky, and BlacKkKlansman. He also earned a Tony nomination for starring in the Broadway production of Burn This.

Even characters in supporting roles sport multiple award-nominations. Jurassic Park actress, Laura Dern, portrays the character Nicole’s divorce attorney. Goodfellas actor, Ray Liotta, portrays the character, Jay. Signs actress, Merritt Wever, plays the character Cassie. Thankfully, there are a few ways for fans to see these actors take on Marriage Story.

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Laura Dern, Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson | Photo by Elisabetta A. Villa/WireImage

‘Marriage Story’ will be available in theaters and on Netflix

There’s more than one opportunity to watch Marriage Story. The first is in theaters, where this film premieres early November 2019. If you don’t get a chance to head to the movie theaters, the movie launches on Netflix on Dec. 6, 2019, only a month later.

This film is not a Netflix original. However, it will presumably only be available on this streaming platform. Even though the film is a few months away, fans are excited to see these actors in their new roles. One Twitter user said, “I’m so happy to see Scarlett doing drama again. Lost in Translation was life-changing and I can already tell she’s gonna nail this one, too.”

Marriage Story premieres in theaters on Nov. 6, 2019. The film premieres on Netflix on Dec. 6, 2019.