Trailer Watch: Edward Norton in Leaves of Grass

Edward Norton is all set to star in Leaves of Grass and it looks good.

We have been talking about this film for quite sometime now. Edward Norton is looking pretty decent playing two twin brothers in his next film. It is directed by Tim Blake Nelson. He is known to be a little odd, multilayered philosophical poet who adds in his share of comedy and family drama. Leaves of Grass is the next feature by him and tells the story about two opposite twin brothers on the wrong side of drug deal. The film also stars Keri Russell, Richard Dreyfuss, Melanie Lynskey, Susan Sarandon and the director as well. The film was first screened at the Toronto Film Festival and it is clearly a distinct film. It is not one of the easy films to watch with so many narrative switches at various points in the film. You can catch an official synopsis below.

When Ivy League classics professor Bill Kincaid receives news of the murder of his estranged identical twin brother, Brady (both played by two-time Academy Award nominee Edward Norton), in a pot deal gone bad, he leaves the world of Northeastern academia to travel back to his home state of Oklahoma. Upon arrival, he finds that reports of his brothers death are greatly exaggerated, and hes soon caught up in the dangerous and unpredictable world of drug commerce in the backwaters of the Southwest. In the process, he reconnects with his eccentric mother ( Susan Sarandon), meets a wise and educated young woman who has bypassed academia in favor of the gentler rhythms of life (Keri Russell), and unwittingly helps his troubled brother settle a score with a pernicious drug lord (Academy Award winner RichardDreyfuss) who uses Tulsa, Oklahomas small Jewish community for cover. Leaves of Grass follows a twisting narrative path merging crime drama, drug comedy, classical philosophy and sudden violence in pursuit of answering one of humanitys oldest questions: What does it truly mean to live a happy and constructive life?

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The film is expected to hit theaters on April 2nd. It will be a limited release in LA and New York.


John has a keen sense of what ticks in the world of film. He can also be seen in three distinct short film titled Woken Shell, The Tea Shop in the Moon and The Waiting. Cinema has been the basic diet he has been on for the last 10 years. His personality can be judged by the choices of his films.


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