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Watch intrigue and drama unfold in the trailer for MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN, starring Writer/Director Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, with Alec Baldwin and Willem Dafoe. Only in theaters November 1.

Featuring the song “Daily Battles” by Thom Yorke, available now: https://lnk.to/MBrooklynID



Lionel Essrog (Edward Norton), a lonely private detective living with Tourette Syndrome, ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna (Bruce Willis). Armed only with a few clues and the engine of his obsessive mind, Lionel unravels closely guarded secrets that hold the fate of New York in the balance. 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 dangerous man in the city to honor his friend and save the woman who might be his own salvation.

Oscar nominee Edward Norton (“Birdman or [the Unexpected Virtue of Innocence],” “American History X,” “Primal Fear”) directed, wrote, produced and stars in “Motherless Brooklyn.” The film’s journey to the screen began in 1999 when Norton saw the cinematic potential in Jonathan Lethem’s novel Motherless Brooklyn and its unforgettable central character. But from the beginning, Norton aimed to transpose Lethem’s contemporary characters into a different period and plot and give it a distinctive atmosphere by re-setting the drama in the 1950s—a time of great change in New York City.

The film’s stellar ensemble cast also includes Bruce Willis (the “Die Hard” films, “Moonrise Kingdom”), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (“A Wrinkle in Time”), Bobby Cannavale (“I, Tonya”), Cherry Jones (“Boy Erased”), Michael Kenneth Williams (“When They See Us”), Leslie Mann (“The Other Woman”), Ethan Suplee (“The Wolf of Wall Street”), Dallas Roberts (“Dallas Buyers Club”), Josh Pais (“Ray Donovan”), Robert Ray Wisdom (“The Fix”), Fisher Stevens (“The Blacklist”), with Oscar nominee Alec Baldwin (“The Cooler,” “BlacKkKlansman,” “The Departed”) and Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (“At Eternity’s Gate,” “The Florida Project”). Norton also produced the film with his Class 5 Films producing partner Bill Migliore; and MWM Studios’ Gigi Pritzker and Rachel Shane; and Michael Bederman. Adrian Alperovich, Sue Kroll, Daniel Nadler, Robert F. Smith, and Brian Niranjan Sheth served as executive producers.

Behind the scenes, Norton collaborated with two-time Oscar-nominated director of photography Dick Pope (“Mr. Turner,” “The Illusionist”), production designer Beth Mickle (“Drive,” “Collateral Beauty”), Oscar-nominated editor Joe Klotz (“Precious,” “The Butler”) and costume designer Amy Roth (TV’s “The Looming Tower,” “Indignation”).

Music plays an important role in setting the tone and establishing the period of “Motherless Brooklyn.” The score is composed by Daniel Pemberton (“Steve Jobs,” “All the Money in the World,” “Oceans 8,” “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”), and features Wynton Marsalis on the trumpet. The film also features an original song written and performed by Thom Yorke. Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Class 5 Films / MWM Studios Production, “Motherless Brooklyn.” Slated for release on November 1, 2019, the film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.

This film has been rated R for language throughout, including some sexual references, brief drug use, and violence.



  1. The Soundtrack of this movie is the best thing that’s ever happened to me

  2. Edward Norton, this movie – best. Just. Best.

  3. I wonder How many "If's" are in this movie ?

  4. norton is only good when he does a maniac like this, other than the masterpiece fightclub!

  5. It’s interesting what Moses Randolph says about being ahead of the law and foreseeing times that others can’t when the thing he was most afraid of itself depended only upon the times in which they lived … which would eventually change.

  6. ya got Omar little I'm sold

  7. Now that we can remove Leo and brad pritt from the list of amazing actors who deserved the oscar for so long.. we can now focus on Edward Norton, Johnny Depp, and RDJ.

  8. Looks good…hope he is not acting like he has tourette's syndrome to get his way like in primal fear🤣🤣..diff disability ofc

  9. Nobody could've played this part better than Edward Norton

  10. Norton is just good at portraying weirdos. Danny from The Score or that bald-headed wacko from the American History X…

  11. OMG I HAVE BEEENNNNN WAITING FOR THIS LAST 10 YEARS !!!!!! ya all idiots who blacklisted E. N. go f…. yourself s cmonnnn one of greatest actors is back and by him self so support this ppl (btw i know that he is sometimes hard to work with but movies speak for themselves) Wooooooooooo woooo hooooooo BABY !!!! HE IS BACK !!!

  12. Edward did it again. He just repeated his role from THE SCORE.

  13. Edward Norton is a great actor

  14. It was good to see Mr. X got a part in this film after his excellent performance in the Resident Evil 2 remake

  15. Fantastic movie if you don't have a short attention span.

  16. He might be my favorite actor – Fight Club, Death to Smoochy and American History X are a few reasons why. I heard him talking about this movie on Joe Rogan. What are all of these videos about him being blacklisted from Hollywood?

  17. Was this movie in the theaters??? I have never heard of this movie. I just saw the DVD @ Target and thought it looked interesting. The trailer was amazing. The cast is spectacular! Edward Norton can do no wrong. Wardrobe looks like they had Deborah Lynn Scott consult. Help me understand why this movie never made it.

  18. Best movie I've seen in years. I was totally captivated from the very start. I'm a sucker for the neo-noir setting, the smokey jazz, the political onion that they peel, the stories of the people being exploited. It had it all for me. And the soundtrack is sensational.

  19. Saw it last week, fantastic film

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