Ed Norton’s Motherless Brooklyn Is Happening

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Edward Norton attends 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' press conference during 64th Berlinale International Film Festival at Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 6, 2014 in Berlin, Germany.
Edward Norton attends 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' press conference during 64th Berlinale International Film Festival at Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 6, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Photo: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

The adaptation of the Jonathan Lethem bestseller — a 1950s Brooklyn crime novel featuring a detective with Tourette's — has been in the words for 15 years, but Edward Norton has finally locked down the financing (from Brett Ratner). Norton will direct and star in his adaptation, meaning you can expect the Norton-Tourette's Oscar articles in 2015? 2016?