Edward Norton’s newest project sounds like an interesting one. Leaves of Grass is being described as a comedic thriller about twin brothers, both portrayed by Norton, one an Ivy League philosophy professor, the other a small-time but brilliant pot grower. The professor is lured back to his Oklahoma hometown by his brother for a doomed scheme against a local drug lord, and a collection of dangerous hijinks ensue.
Anyone who’s seen his big screen debut Primal Fear knows how well Norton can attack a split personality, and the prospect of him playing such comic opposites in the same film is smirkworthy in and of itself.
The film is written and directed by Tim Blake Nelson, who also plays Norton’s best friend. Susan Sarandon will play the eccentric mother, Keri Russell will play a love interest, and – get this – Richard Dreyfuss will play the local drug lord. Look for it next year.