We have been talking about this film for quite sometime now. Edward Norton is looking pretty decent playing two twin brothers in his next film. It is directed by Tim Blake Nelson. He is known to be a little odd, multilayered philosophical poet who adds in his share of comedy and family drama. Leaves of Grass is the next feature by him and tells the story about two opposite twin brothers on the wrong side of drug deal.
The film also stars Keri Russell, Richard Dreyfuss, Melanie Lynskey, Susan Sarandon and the director as well. The film was first screened at the Toronto Film Festival and it is clearly a distinct film. It is not one of the easy films to watch with so many narrative switches at various points in the film. You can catch an official synopsis below.
When Ivy League classics professor Bill Kincaid receives news of the murder of his estranged identical twin brother, Brady (both played by two-time Academy AwardÂ® nominee Edward Norton), in a pot deal gone bad, he leaves the world of Northeastern academia to travel back to his home state of Oklahoma. Upon arrival, he finds that reports of his brotherâ€™s death are greatly exaggerated, and heâ€™s soon caught up in the dangerous and unpredictable world of drug commerce in the backwaters of the Southwest. In the process, he reconnects with his eccentric mother ( Susan Sarandon), meets a wise and educated young woman who has bypassed academia in favor of the gentler rhythms of life (Keri Russell), and unwittingly helps his troubled brother settle a score with a pernicious drug lord (Academy AwardÂ® winner RichardDreyfuss) who uses Tulsa, Oklahomaâ€™s small Jewish community for cover. Leaves of Grass follows a twisting narrative path merging crime drama, drug comedy, classical philosophy and sudden violence in pursuit of answering one of humanityâ€™s oldest questions: What does it truly mean to live a happy and constructive life?
The film is expected to hit theaters on April 2 nd. It will be a limited release in LA and New York.