Edward Norton is no stranger to scene-chewing roles. His film debut, as sociopathic altar boy Aaron Stampler in 1996’s Primal Fear, earned him a Golden Globe and the first of his three Academy Award nominations.
Producers Gigi Pritzker and Rachel Shane will bring the period drama “Motherless Brooklyn” to Toronto as part of a festival strategy that will capitalize on the film being Edward Norton’s directorial debut.
“There’s a certain risk in making a bid to work with people that you love and admire. There’s always the risk because collaborations get messy and someone’s schedule can put pressure on a thing,” Edward Norton tells Rolling Stone.