Edward Norton and Keri Russell in Tim Blake Nelson's Leaves of Grass Trailer

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

I feel like it has been a while since we’ve really seen Edward Norton take on a challenging role.  Sure, he’s been great in recent films, but he just hasn’t pushed himself as an actor.  LEAVES OF GRASS may be the kind of movie he needs.  In it, Norton is pulling double duty as twin brothers that get wrapped up in a scheme to take down a local drug lord.  Keri Russell and Richard Dreyfuss costar with Norton in the film written and directed by Tim Blake Nelson.

You’ll have to judge for yourself, but I got the feeling from the trailer that Norton might be overacting as the hillbilly brother.  Maybe I’m being too harsh on him, but it just didn’t seem very natural to me.  The film hits theaters on April 2nd.

Watch the trailer here.

Edward Norton in Leaves of Grass

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