Motherless Brooklyn, directed by Edward Norton, is a film based on a crime mystery novel by Jonathan Lethem. It follows an investigator with Tourette’s Syndrome who is on a mission to uncover who killed his only friend. Norton, who also stars in the film, along side Gugu Mbatha-Raw, chose to weave in some of the novel’s missing social and racial history of 1950s.


Watch Norton and Mbatha-Raw explain some of the nuances of the film above.

Motherless Brooklyn is in theaters now.

Afro-Cuban woman that was born and branded in New York. When León isn't actually creating cool videos, she's thinking of cool videos that she can create.

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This is a really fantastic and intense book. It was my intro to Lethem and I’ve been a fan ever since. He does some great speculative fiction too. Gun With Occasional Music and As She Climbed Across The Table I can also recommend.

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