Edward Norton‘s longtime passion project is finally coming to theaters. The Oscar-nominated actor has spent nearly two decades trying to get Motherless Brooklyn off the ground, an adaptation of the 1999 novel by Jonathan Lethem. And now, it has finally arrived with the official Motherless Brooklyn trailer signaling that this movie, which Norton directs and stars in, does indeed exist. Watch the Motherless Brooklyn trailer below.
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We’ve been waiting for what seems like forever for Ed Norton to firm up plans to direct and star in a film based on the Jonathan Lethem novel Motherless Brooklyn. But we haven’t been interested in the idea for as long as Norton has. He optioned the novel when it was first published, in 1999, and has been trying to get the film made ever since. File Motherless Brooklyn under “passion project,” then — fifteen years is more than enough time to qualify the active pursuit of material as such.
After all that time trying to launch the film, the money is now coming from RatPac Entertainment — that’s the company run by Brett Ratner and James Packer, which just had its name on The Lego Movie and is behind Cameron Crowe’s new film, too. Read More »