Motherless Brooklyn is a 2019 American neo-noir crime film directed by Edward Norton.
Starring Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Bobby Cannavale, Alec Baldwin, Cherry Jones, Willem Dafoe, Ethan Suplee, Dallas Roberts, Josh Pais and others.
Warner Bros. Pictures on Thursday, August 22, 2019 released the trailer:
MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN - Official Trailer.
In 1950s New York City, Lionel Essrog (Edward Norton) works at a detective agency alongside Gilbert Coney (Ethan Suplee), Danny Fantl (Dallas Roberts), and Tony Vermonte (Bobby Cannavale). Their boss, Frank Minna (Bruce Willis), rescued them as children from an abusive orphanage. Nicknamed "Motherless Brooklyn" by Frank, Lionel has Tourette syndrome, often alienating him from people, but his strong verbal and photographic memory makes him a good detective.
Working a secret case, Frank asks Lionel and Gilbert to shadow him to a meeting. Lionel listens over the phone as Frank presents documents that threaten a business deal for William Lieberman (Josh Pais), Lou (Fisher Stevens), and their extremely large henchman. When Frank tries to negotiate a high price, the men force him to take them to the originals. Lionel and Gilbert follow in their car, arriving just as Frank is shot. They take him to the hospital, but Frank dies.
Frank's widow Julia leaves Tony in charge of the office. Lionel begins wearing Frank's hat and coat, and a matchbook in Frank's pocket leads Lionel to an African-American owned jazz bar in Harlem. He realizes that Frank's findings involve Laura Rose (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), who works for Gabby Horowitz (Cherry Jones) fighting urban renewal; poor and minority neighborhoods are being bought out and demolished, forcing out their residents. Lionel goes to a public meeting where Moses Randolph (Alec Baldwin), a commissioner of several development authorities, is accosted. Stealing a reporter's credentials, Lionel talks to Paul - who rages against Moses at the meeting.
Under the guise of reporting on the urban renewal story, Lionel gets to know Laura. She takes him to a club Frank was investigating, where her father Billy - assuming Lionel is one of Moses' men - has him beaten unconscious. Lionel is rescued by a trumpet player, and discovers that Paul is Moses' brother and an engineer. He realizes Lieberman is receiving kickbacks on many of the housing deals, and that the housing relocation programs are scams. Paul presents Moses with a huge renovation plan to improve the city.
Here is the full cast and characters of Motherless Brooklyn.
The film Motherless Brooklyn was scheduled to be released on August 30, 2019 (Telluride), on November 1, 2019 (United States), on December 4, 2019 (France), on December 6, 2019 (United Kingdom) and on December 12, 2019 (Germany) by Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Karo Premiere, NOS Audiovisuais, Tanweer Alliances and Warner Bros. F.E..
The duration of the film is 144 minutes. With a budget of $26 million, the film grossed over $24 million.
The film Motherless Brooklyn is rated with "R" rating.
Motherless Brooklyn got high rating from critics.
More information about Motherless Brooklyn you can get at:
Official website: warnerbros.com/movies/motherless-brooklyn
IMDB: Motherless Brooklyn
Wikipedia: Motherless Brooklyn (film)