'Motherless Brooklyn': Gugu Mbatha-Raw And Michael K. Williams Co-Star In 1950s-Set Mystery Drama

August 22nd 2019

Ahead of its bow next month at the Toronto International Film Festival, the first trailer has been released for Motherless Brooklyn. 

The cast includes its writer and director, Edward Norton, alongside Bruce Willis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Bobby Cannavale, Cherry Jones, Michael Kenneth Williams, Leslie Mann, Ethan Suplee, Dallas Roberts, Josh Pais, Robert Ray Wisdom, Fisher Stevens, with Alec Baldwin and Willem Dafoe.

Here's the description: Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, Motherless Brooklyn follows Lionel Essrog (Norton), a lonely private detective living with Tourette Syndrome, as he ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna (Willis).  Armed only with a few clues and the engine of his obsessive mind, Lionel unravels closely-guarded secrets that hold the fate of the whole city in the balance.  In a mystery that carries him from gin-soaked jazz clubs in Harlem to the hard-edged slums of Brooklyn and, finally, into the gilded halls of New York's power brokers, Lionel contends with thugs, corruption and the most dangerous man in the city to honor his friend and save the woman who might be his own salvation.

Watch the trailer below:

The film will be released in theaters by Warner Bros. on November 1.

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Photo: Warner Bros. 

by Trey Mangum on August 22nd 2019

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