‘Motherless Brooklyn’ Film Adaptation Shooting in Brooklyn Heights by Arthur Mallett

Brooklyn born writer Jonathan Lethem first achieved major acclaim with the 1999 neo-noir comedic thriller ‘Motherless Brooklyn’, the story of an orphan with Tourette syndrome trying to solve the murder of his boss at a small time detective agency. In the wake of the book’s success, actor and director Edward Norton acquired movie rights to the story. Nearly two decades later the shooting has finally begun. As Brownstoner reports, a crew has been spotted in Brooklyn Heights. Norton’s version appears to be set in the 1950’s, and the neighborhood was made over to fit the era. Filming took place on Henry Street between Orange and Pineapple Streets. Norton himself is set to play the protagonist, while other roles will be filled by the likes of Bruce Willis and Willem Dafoe. The film is expected to be released sometime in 2019.

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