Motherless Brooklyn: Edward Norton’s Featureis Closing Night of the 2019 N.Y. Film Fest

Edward Norton’s Motherless Brooklyn will be the closing night of the 2019 New York Film Festival.

Norton wrote and directed the film along with starring in the picture.

The adaptation of Jonathan Lethem’s best-selling novel unfolds in 1950s New York.  The story follows a private detective (Norton) with Tourette syndrome as he becomes entangled in a conspiracy involving a Robert Moses–like master builder (Alec Baldwin).

Norton has changed the book’s time frame — the novel takes place in the present day.

In addition to Norton and Baldwin, the cast includes Bruce Willis, Willem Dafoe, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Bobby Cannavale, Leslie Mann, and Cherry Jones.

The film will screen at Alice Tully Hall on Friday, October 11, 2019 and will be released by Warner later this year.