Film Adaptation of Jonathan Lethem’s ‘Motherless Brooklyn’ Shooting in Brooklyn Heights

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Crews were spotted in Brooklyn Heights this morning, getting ready to film scenes for the adaptation of Jonathan Lethem’s novel “Motherless Brooklyn.”

Storefronts on Henry Street between Orange and Pineapple were transformed to make the neighborhood feel like the 1950s, when part of the film takes place. Vintage cars were parked along the street and some extras were dressed in period clothing.

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The film is being directed by Edward Norton, who also adapted the book and stars as Lionel Essrog, a private investigator with Tourette’s syndrome. When his mentor, Frank Minna, a Court Street mover and shaker played in the film by Bruce Willis, disappears, Essrog must navigate a complicated series of situations in search of the truth.

The film is scheduled to be released in 2019. More pictures below.

motherless brooklyn film shoot brooklyn heights

motherless brooklyn film shoot brooklyn heights

motherless brooklyn film shoot brooklyn heights

motherless brooklyn film shoot brooklyn heights

motherless brooklyn film shoot brooklyn heights

motherless brooklyn film shoot brooklyn heights

motherless brooklyn film shoot brooklyn heights

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motherless brooklyn film shoot brooklyn heights

motherless brooklyn film shoot brooklyn heights

motherless brooklyn film shoot brooklyn heights

[Photos by Susan De Vries]

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