First Look at Adam Driver in Jim Jarmusch Movie ‘Paterson’

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The first image from Jim Jarmusch‘s next movie Paterson has landed online, and it features Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as the titular bus driver.

Described as a wry comedy, with Amazon Studios and K5 International co-financing, the film, set in present day Paterson, New Jersey, seems to be small scale and intimate.

“Paterson is a funny, philosophical and moving story that only Jim can tell. We look forward to working closely with him and supporting his vision in bringing the film to life,” said Ted Hope, the Head of Motion Pictures, Amazon Studios. “Adam Driver is one of this generation’s most gifted actors. It’ll be exciting to see what he and Jim unearth as they explore the intimate and richly textured world of Paterson.”

Golshifteh Farahani (About Elly) co-stars as Driver’s creative wife, Laura, with Kara Hayward (Moonrise Kingdom) and Sterling Jerins (World War Z) rounding out the ensemble cast. Amazon will release the film theatrically later this year.

Check out the first image (via Final Reel) and synopsis below.

Starring Adam Driver

Paterson (played by Driver) is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey – they share the name. Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, observing the city as it drifts across his windshield and overhearing fragments of conversation swirling around him; he writes poetry into a notebook; he walks his dog; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer. He goes home to his wife, Laura (played by Farahani). By contrast, Laura’s world is ever changing. New dreams come to her almost daily, each a different and inspired project. Paterson loves Laura and she loves him. He supports her newfound ambitions; she champions his secret gift for poetry. The history and energy of the City of Paterson is a felt presence in the film and its simple structure unfolds over the course of a single week. The quiet triumphs and defeats of daily life are observed, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.