It's been almost two decades since Edward Norton first got behind the camera, for his 2000 directorial debut Keeping the Faith, but this fall his long-gestating passion project will finally be brought to screens.
The trailer shows how Lionel Essrog (Norton) became a private detective with the help of Frank Minna (Willis).
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has just dropped some brand new music for us to have a gander at, releasing the song "Daily Battles" with Flea, which will be featured in the movie Motherless Brooklyn. Those characters will be familiar to readers of the book, but as these first-look images make clear, the rest of Motherless Brooklyn is a new world entirely. Armed only with a few clues and the engine of his obsessive mind, Lionel unravels closely-guarded secrets that hold the fate of the whole city in the balance.
"I wanted Thom to write an old-world melancholy ballad, and I wanted his voice to be the properties for [Norton's character] Lionel's voice", Norton explained to Rolling Stone. In a mystery that carries him from gin-soaked jazz clubs in Harlem to the hard-edged slums of Brooklyn and, finally, into the gilded halls of New York's power brokers, Lionel contends with thugs, corruption and the most unsafe man in the city to honor his friend and save the woman who might be his own salvation.
"Motherless Brooklyn" is scheduled to hit theaters on November 1, 2019.
Its officially Oscar season and Edward Norton is coming in with a banger in his "Motherless Brooklyn" Trailer. Daniel Pemberton composed the score for the movie, which features Wynton Marsalis on the trumpet.
"Both recordings will be released on a split 7" which is scheduled to arrive on October 4th, in addition to the film's soundtrack due out on October 25th.