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AUGUST 19, 2019
Welcome to Edward Norton’s Motherless Brooklyn
It only took 20 years for Edward Norton to make the adaptation of Motherless Brooklyn—Jonathan Lethem’s National Book Critics Circle Award–winning detective story—he’d always dreamed of. In the fall of 1999, Norton—fresh off his Oscar nomination for American History Xand about to open Fight Club—was poised to direct, produce, and star in the film. What happened next? As Katey Rich writes, the movie fell victim to “a familiar Hollywood story: delays, bad timing, years of puzzling out the script.” But this fall, Norton’s white whale will finally be made manifest: The film is set for a world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and will open in theaters November 1. “Jonathan’s book is this incredible character,” Norton told Rich of his decision to shift the action from a contemporary-ish setting to a period one. “It was set in the late ’90s, but it had a quality to it of an anachronistic bubble of acting like ’50s gumshoes. I made the case to Jonathan that film is very literal, and I didn’t think I wanted to make something that felt like irony.” Find more from Norton, as well as a set of first-look images from the film, right here.
Elsewhere in HWD, Yohana Desta chats with Mindhunter’s seasoned FBI agent Holt McCallany and recommends what to watch, read, and listen to once you devour the second season of David Fincher’s serial killer saga; Donald Liebenson remembers the late Peter Fonda; and K. Austin Collins is shaken and stirred by the new documentary One Child Nation.