Jonathan Lethem’s stunning 1999 novel Motherless Brooklyn “inspired” a new film directed and starred in by Edward Norton, who is no newcomer to the sort of edgy material covered here.
Cannavale plays Tony Vermonte and Roberts plays Danny Fantl, both characters from the books. Edward Norton directs the film, and he plays the Tourette-stricken private eye protagonist Lionel Essrog, who tries to solve the murder of his only friend, Frank Minna. That role is played by Bruce Willis, with Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Willem Dafoe, Alec Baldwin, Cherry Jones, Ethan Suplee, Leslie Mann, Josh Pais, Fisher Stevens, Michael K. Williams and Robert Wisdom also starring.
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