First Glance: “Motherless Brooklyn”


The new trailer for “Motherless Brooklyn” starts off a little shaky but quickly won me over with its period setting and classic noir flavor. The film is adaptation of a 1999 Jonathan Lethem novel and is written by, directed by, and starring Edward Norton. It’s a cool looking crime thriller with some really interesting names attached to it.

Out of the gate I was drawn to the casting of Gugu Mbatha-Raw, a seriously talented but painfully underused actress. It also features the always good Willem Dafoe and even Bruce Willis. But Norton is the lead playing a detective with Tourette syndrome looking for the person who killed his friend and mentor. The potential is there for something really good.

“Motherless Brooklyn” is set to hit theaters November 1st. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

10 thoughts on “First Glance: “Motherless Brooklyn”

  1. My husband is all of a sudden very gung ho about this so I’m a bit more hyped than I was previously. I hope it’s good. I never read the book, so I can’t compare it. Love me some Gugu though.

    • He definitely has a full plate with this one. It’ll be interesting g to see how it comes together. Big fan of Gugu and it’s always good to see her given more roles.

  2. Funny, I just prepared a review of The Painted Veil and wrote that Norton has a reputation of being a troublemaker and that’s why he doesn’t star in blockbusters nowadays… I’ll certainly check out his new project, it sounds interesting!

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