We present our interviews from the TIFF premiere of Edward Norton’s Motherless Brooklyn, which he stars in, as well as directing and writer his own adaptation of Jonathan Lethem’s novel. It stars Bruce Willis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Willem Dafoe, Alec Baldwin, Leslie Mann, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Kenneth Williams and Fisher Stevens.

The film premiered at the 2019 Toronto Film Festival, and these are our interviews from the red carpet.


Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, “Motherless Brooklyn” follows Lionel Essrog (Norton), a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette’s Syndrome, as he ventures to solve his friend’s murder. Armed only with a few clues and the powerful engine of his obsessive mind, Lionel unravels closely-guarded secrets that hold the fate of the whole city in the balance.