Willem Dafoe Joins Edward Norton Film 'Motherless Brooklyn'

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Willem Dafoe

The 'Florida Project' star joins Norton's Warner Bros. passion project about a detective with Tourette syndrome.

Willem Dafoe has joined Edward Norton's passion project, Motherless Brooklyn, an adaptation of Jonathan Lethem's detective novel that Norton will star in, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The pic, about a detective with Tourette syndrome, played by Norton, is produced by Warner Bros. and Norton's production shingle, Class 5 Films. The producer credits are shared by Bill Migliore, Gigi Pritzker and Rachel Shane, and Sue Kroll executive produces.

The Florida Project, Sean Baker's indie about life in a cheap motel near Disney World and his follow-up to Tangerine, netted Dafoe an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor and much awards-season buzz.

The actor's other recent credits include John Wick, Dog Eat Dog, The Great Wall with Matt Damon and the ensemble film Murder on the Orient Express.

Dafoe is repped by CAA, The Artists Partnership in the U.K. and Circle of Confusion.