Own ‘Motherless Brooklyn’ on Blu-ray & DVD January 7th

From the Oscar-nominated director-writer-producer-star Edward Norton comes the magnetic drama Motherless Brooklyn. Inspired by Jonathan Lethem’s novel by the same name, Norton aimed to transpose Lethem’s contemporary characters into a different period and plot and gave it a distinctive atmosphere by re-setting the drama in the 1950s—a time of great change in New York City.

The film’s stellar ensemble cast includes Bruce Willis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Bobby Cannavale, Cherry Jones, Michael Kenneth Williams, Leslie Mann, Ethan Suplee, Dallas Roberts, Josh Pais, Robert Ray Wisdom, Fisher Stevens, Oscar nominee Alec Baldwin and Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe.

Norton produced Motherless Brooklyn with his Class 5 Films producing partner Bill Migliore, and MWM Studios’ Gigi Pritzker and Rachel Shane, and Michael Bederman. Adrian Alperovich, Sue Kroll, Daniel Nadler, Robert F. Smith and Brian Niranjan Sheth served as executive producers.

Music plays an important role in setting the tone and establishing the period of Motherless Brooklyn. The Golden Globe-nominated score is composed by Daniel Pemberton, and features Wynton Marsalis on the trumpet. The film also features an original song written and performed by Thom Yorke.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Class 5 Films and MWM Studios Production, Motherless Brooklyn.

Motherless Brooklyn will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital. The Blu-ray features a Blu-ray disc with the film and special features in hi-definition and a Digital version of the movie. The DVD features the film and special features in standard definition and a Digital version of the movie.

Fans can also own Motherless Brooklyn via purchase from digital retailers beginning January 14.


Lionel Essrog (Edward Norton), a lonely private detective living with Tourette Syndrome, ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna (Bruce Willis). Armed only with a few clues and the engine of his obsessive mind, Lionel unravels closely guarded secrets that hold the fate of New York in the balance. In a mystery that carries him from gin-soaked jazz clubs in Harlem to the hard-edged slums of Brooklyn and, finally, into the gilded halls of New York’s power brokers, Lionel contends with thugs, corruption and the most dangerous man in the city to honor his friend and save the woman who might be his own salvation.

Blu-ray and DVD Elements

Motherless Brooklyn Blu-ray contains the following special features:

  • Making-Of: Edward Norton’s Methodical Process
  • Commentary with Director Edward Norton
  • Deleted Scenes

Motherless Brooklyn DVD contains the following special feature:

  • Making-Of: Edward Norton’s Methodical Process