Returning to the director’s chair after a very long absence, Edward Norton writes, directs, produces and stars in the new film film adaptation of Jonathan Lethem’s novel “Motherless Brooklyn” which reimagines the story by setting it into the 1950s.
Norton plays Lionel Essrog, a lonely private detective living with Tourette Syndrome who sets out to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna (Bruce Willis). Armed only with a few clues and the engine of his obsessive mind, Lionel unravels closely-guarded secrets that hold the fate of New York in the balance.
Lionel contends with thugs, corruption and the most dangerous man in the city to honor his friend and save the woman who might be his own salvation.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Bobby Cannavale, Cherry Jones, Michael Kenneth Williams, Leslie Mann, Ethan Suplee, Dallas Roberts, Josh Pais, Robert Ray Wisdom, Fisher Stevens, with Alec Baldwin and Willem Dafoe also star in the film which opens November 1st.