It’s not often we get to see big-name directors fly under the radar and shoot an entire film in secrecy, but when they do, you know it’s likely to be brilliant.

Not only will Joss Whedon be unveiling his micro-budgeted adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, Noah Baumbach will also be treating us to a project that we only discovered yesterday, when the official line-up was announced.

Following that wonderful surprise, we’ve now got our first look at the wonderful Greta Gerwig in the lead, who co-wrote the script with Baumbach, and stars alongside Mickey Sumner (The Borgias).

“An aspiring dancer (co-writer Greta Gerwig) moves to New York City and becomes caught up in a whirlwind of flighty fair-weather friends, diminishing fortunes and career setbacks, in the new film from director Noah Baumbach (Margot at the Wedding, Greenberg).”

Gerwig has been one of a few young actresses to really make a name for herself in recent years, and is currently in cinemas in Lola Versus, released last Friday.

Baumbach himself is by far one of the most promising and talented directors to find recognition in recent years, and is not only known for writing and directing his own films, like the Oscar-nominated The Squid and the Whale (which the band Noah and the Whale took as inspiration for their name), but also for working with Wes Anderson on two of his films as well.

Truly, Baumbach is beyond a talented man. I only wish HBO could have found room on their schedule/budget for his adaptation of Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections.

Frances Ha will be making its world debut at Toronto this September, and we’re really hoping that it will pick up distribution for the UK and US soon, because this is a film to get excited about. As usual with these great first images, you can click the below to view the enlarged versions.