Official Trailer for 'Motherless Brooklyn' Directed by Edward Norton

August 22, 2019
Source: YouTube

Motherless Brooklyn Trailer

"There's something going down, and it's big." Warner Bros has debuted the first full trailer for Motherless Brooklyn, the new film written by, directed by, and starring Edward Norton (the second feature he has directed). Adapted from Jonathan Lethem's novel, the film is set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, following a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome, as he ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend. In addition to Norton, this stars Bruce Willis, Michael Kenneth Williams, Leslie Mann, Willem Dafoe, Ethan Suplee, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alec Baldwin, Bobby Cannavale, Fisher Stevens, Dallas Roberts, Cherry Jones, and Josh Pais. It's set to premiere first at the Toronto Film Festival, then will stop by the New York Film Festival in October and open in theaters in November. Featuring a song by Thom Yorke for the film (as heard in this trailer), with a score by Daniel Pemberton.

Here's the first official trailer (+ score) for Edward Norton's Motherless Brooklyn, from WB's YouTube:

Motherless Brooklyn Soundtrack

Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, Motherless Brooklyn follows Lionel Essrog (Norton), a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome, as he ventures to solve his friend's (Willis) murder. Armed only with a few small clues and the powerful engine of his obsessive mind, Lionel unravels closely-guarded secrets that hold the fate of the whole city in the balance. Motherless Brooklyn is directed by American actor-turned-filmmaker Edward Norton, his second feature film after first directing Keeping the Faith in 2000. The screenplay is also written by Edward Norton, adapted from Jonathan Lethem's novel of the same name. This will premiere at the Toronto & New York Film Festival this fall. Warner Bros will debut Norton's Motherless Brooklyn in select theaters starting November 1st in the fall. First impression?

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Looks awesome! My hope is if this does well, Jonathan Lethem's "Gun, With Occasional Music" gets put into production. With "Lion King" and "Jungle Book" style effects.

THE_RAW_ on Aug 22, 2019


Cast is a strange mix but I still think this could be good ... Go Edward, go ...

shiboleth on Aug 22, 2019


In it for the cast, hoping for a great story and time at the movies.

CShane on Aug 22, 2019


ALL THAT POWER! Looks like a powerhouse. Norton has a real career ahead of him if he can keep this momentum.

DAVIDPD on Aug 22, 2019


you don't think he's done pretty well so far?

dan on Aug 24, 2019


This acting weird character thing is becoming a schtick of Norton's. It was very, very good in Primal Fear...then he did it again in the Brando, DeNiro movie he did and here he goes again. I don't know what to think of him. His directorial effort almost 20 yrs. ago, Keeping The Faith, was atrocious. Along with all this, I found the digital photography in this trailer ugly and aesthetically flat. I'm passing big time on that alone. I might, might, give it a try when it hits cable, which will be soon I would imagine.

thespiritbo on Aug 22, 2019


Looks like too much story shoved into one movie. Why cut in scenes of Norton without the tick, so disassociating. Mostly good casting though. I'd see it after watching 2-3 other movies I had planned to see first.

Whichhalfofthewit on Aug 22, 2019

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