Edward Norton’s Motherless Brooklyn Trailer


After becoming one of the biggest A-list stars of the late ’90s and 2000s, Edward Norton kind of stepped back from the spotlight over the past decade or so. Whether that is by choice or not remains to be seen, but this year he is staging a comeback with only his second film as a director. Motherless Brooklyn is an adaptation of a Jonathan Lethem novel and it finds Norton playing a private investigator with Tourette syndrome trying to solve a murder. Although the book took place in 1999, the movie transplants the story to 1950s New York and early reviews coming out of Telluride are praising the cast while questioning the film’s length and confusing plot. Motherless Brooklyn co-stars Bruce Willis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Bobby Cannavale, Cherry Jones, Alec Baldwin, Willem Dafoe, Michael K. Williams, Leslie Mann and Ethan Suplee and it hits theatres on Nov. 1st. Check out the trailer below and see what you make of it.

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  • Jake

    I’ve read numerous stories over the years about how much a pain he is to work with.That might have contributed to the slower output in the 2010s. I think a lot of filmmakers are tired of his shit. Still a great actor though. I’ve always thought it was probably getting his first Oscar nomination that’s made him hard to work with. Imagine getting nominated for your first film role ever. You’re going to think you know it all.

  • Sean

    I’ve read the same and I think we discussed it a bit on the Hannibal premium. Supposedly he tried to take too much creative control on Incredible Hulk and after that studios stayed far away.

  • Facebook User

    I feel like he was reminiscing while taking a dump one day and thought “Hey, everybody loved me stuttering in Primal Fear so……..

  • Matt the Kiwi

    I think it was the ‘Pride & Glory’ directors commentary where he said he lost the plot with Norton. A case of the actor thinking that they were in charge because they were more famous. He had to put his foot down multiple times and remind him that final say goes to the director about creative decisions. In saying that, there’s always another side to the story so who knows.
    Ideally, one day, Jay will direct Ed Norton in something and record all interactions the same way he does with his prostate exams (and then we get to decide which experience was worse).

  • Colin

    Why does this look so budget?

  • Newtman98

    I’m going to guess 34% on rotten tomatoes