Edward Norton got the lead role in the movie Leaves of Grass, an upcoming comedic thriller film written and directed by Tim Blake Nelson. He is playing the roles of two twin brothers whose likeness does not extend to their personalities. Besides Edward Norton the cast of Leaves of Grass can boast Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon, and Keri Russell. The film should be released end of 2009 or early 2010.
Here below a first glimpse of Edward Norton in the movie Leaves of Grass:
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"An Ivy League professor (Norton) is lured back to his Oklahoma hometown, where his twin brother (Norton), a small-time pot grower, has concocted a scheme to take down a local drug lord (Dreyfuss)." (Source: IMDb)
Leaves of Grass Movie cast:
- Edward Norton has a dual role as the two identical twin brothers, one of whom is an Ivy League philosophy professor and the other is a brilliant marijuana growing career criminal.
- Richard Dreyfuss as the local drug lord
- Susan Sarandon as the brothers' eccentric mother
- Keri Russell as the love interest of both of the brothers
- Tim Blake Nelson as the best friend to one of the brothers
Edward Norton had some experience interpreting characters with double personalities, from Fight Club to Hulk. I think this experience was a real bone for this movie in which he plays the roles of two twins whose personalities offer a stark contrast. But Edward Norton is still humble, when asked about how he felt to be approached for the film, he answered:
I bet that Edward Norton will amaze us usual with his great acting: impatient to see Leaves of Grass!