Today, we have the poster for comedic thriller “Leaves of Grass,” which features two characters that Edward Norton (Incredible Hulk) will be playing.
Yesterday news broke that Susan Sarandon and Richard Dreyfuss had signed on to “Leaves of Grass,” the new film from Tim Blake Nelson.
Nelson wrote the movie with Norton in mind to play twin brothers. Bill Kincaid is a buttoned-up Ivy League philosophy professor; his pot-growing twin brother lures him back to his hometown in rural Oklahoma for an ill-conceived deal to bilk a local drug-lord (Richard Dreyfuss), described by Nelson as being like “a Jewish T. Boone Pickens in the Tulsa Jewish community”. Bill gets entangled in his brother’s schemes and implicated in a murder, and his ordered philosophical life starts to fall apart. Also starring in the film are Susan Sarandon as Bill’s estranged mother and Keri Russell as a love interest for one of the brothers. Nelson will play the friend of one of the brothers.
Lucy DeVito, the daughter of Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman, and country singer Steve Earle are also in the cast.
The film, financed by Nu Image/Millenium, starts shooting September 22, on a budget between $9.5 million and $14 million, in Shreveport, Louisiana.