SXSW Preview: Leaves of Grass

We are back from the weekend and ready to get re-focused on what is important, the major Austin-based film festival that seems to be steamrolling toward us. Yes, SXSW 2010 is right around the corner and yes, we’ve already shown you the entire film line-up. But that’s not enough. We need to go deeper. And with that in mind, we’re back to presenting you with one preview per day, highlighting some of the biggest names and most interesting little films of the fest. Today, we take a look at one of the big names: Tim Blake Nelson’s Leaves of Grass, starring Edward Norton.

The film tells the story of twin brothers (both played by Norton) who get tangled up in each other’s lives after spending years apart. As you will see from the trailer below, it appears to be funny. The cast is off the charts, and we’re not just talking about the double-shot of Ed Norton. Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss, Keri Russell and Tim Blake Nelson — all quality actors. Is it hard to see why I have this at the top of my most anticipated list? Probably not. You will find more information — synopsis, trailer and photo gallery — below.

Category: Spotlight Premieres (U.S. Premiere)

When Ivy League classics professor Bill Kincaid receives news of the murder of his estranged identical twin brother, Brady (both played by two-time Academy Award® nominee Edward Norton), in a pot deal gone bad, he leaves the world of Northeastern academia to travel back to his home state of Oklahoma. Upon arrival, he finds that reports of his brother’s death are greatly exaggerated, and he’s soon caught up in the dangerous and unpredictable world of drug commerce in the backwaters of the Southwest.



Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet. As of yet, no one has stopped him.

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