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AICN Exclusive: Tim Blake Nelson's LEAVES OF GRASS poster with Ed Norton x 2!!!

Hey folks, Harry here with a poster debut for Tim Blake Nelson's LEAVES OF GRASS where Ed Norton plays twin brothers - one, an Ivy League Professor, who is asked to help his Twin Brother, a local small time pot dealer, in taking down a local drug lord in Oklahoma. Literally everyone that I've talked to about this film LOVES it. In addition to Edward Norton, he's joined by Keri Russell, Susan Sarandon, Melanie Lynskey, Tim Blake Nelson, Ty Burrell and somebody named Richard Dreyfuss. To refresh your memory, here's the trailer!

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  • Jan. 29, 2010, 7:20 p.m. CST


    by QuizKidDonnieSmith

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST


    by wackybantha

    I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Wait, this is a real movie?

    by SoylentMean

    Norton looks straight up Jesusy in that one pic.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Zip Zap !?!?

    by The Dum Guy

    Did Zig Zag not allow use of their name brand, because it might tarnish their image (or resonate it)?

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Zip Zap is this year's Dapper Dan!

    by SoylentMean

    Which makes sense...

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Hey Harry, how bout you do a DVD column with links to Amazon!

    by SoylentMean

    I thought you got money from that stuff, yet it is absent like a high schooler with mono.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 7:34 p.m. CST

    When is Hulk 2 going to happen...?

    by Nuking the Fridge

    Blake was set up decently as The Leader. And he played well against Norton. <p>When?<p>Or Avengers first, right?

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 7:36 p.m. CST

    This poster is sans release date, spooky...

    by SoylentMean

    almost like it has no intention of ever being seen in theaters...

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST

    this is going

    by Taklamakan

    almost direct to's one of those "Blockbuster Presents" titles, due Feb. 26 on shelves, I think

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 8:09 p.m. CST

    So it's not a Walt Whitman biopic?

    by crankyoldguy

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Susan Sarandon?

    by SmokingRobot

    Sorry, she's on the 'Danny Glover, George Clooney, etc' list of automatic no-go's.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Ed Norton as twins or a split personality again?

    by Drath

    He really does specialize in playing more than one character in a movie, doesn't he? I mean he's no Peter Sellers, but think about some of his best roles: Primal Fear, Fight Club, Hulk, the Score (well, not a big one, but he pretended to be retarded)--even American History X had him playing a guy who changes so much he was like two different guys. I'm a fan of course, but it's a really a common theme for him by now. Make that Hulk sequel, Marvel!

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 8:51 p.m. CST

    smoking robot

    by Stifler's Mom

    I can understand boycotting actors with no talent, but those are three pretty strong actors that you named, all with some incredible films under their belt. Or maybe it's some kind of kneejerk aversion to outspoken Hollywood democrats? Just curious, that's all.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 9:03 p.m. CST

    weight gain for the role or makeup?

    by Bouncy X

    the left Norton seems to look a litte rounder, especially his cheeks.

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 9:08 p.m. CST

    If Susan Sarandon shows off those glorious sandbags of hers...

    by Linguo_IS_Dead

    consider me there! Now excuse me, something urgent just came up...

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Too Much Norton!

    by beetlegeuse

    Do they have to be twins? Couldn't they be just regular brothers, with a different actor in one of the parts?

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 10:05 p.m. CST

    I can't get past this not being a Walt Whitman movie.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 10:45 p.m. CST

    I'm drunk and want to have sex

    by NippleEffect

    wirh anything reasonably female<p> And doesn't have shocking orange hair

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Lucy Devito is one hot midget!

    by BadMrWonka

    I'd oompa her loompa anyday...

  • Jan. 29, 2010, 11:56 p.m. CST

    All these "exclusives" nobody gives a shit about

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    What's next an "exclusive" picture of Dick Van Dyke eating a cheeseburger?

  • Jan. 30, 2010, 12:38 a.m. CST

    They could have just used Brent Spiner for the twin

    by kevred

    and saved some time in post-production.

  • Jan. 30, 2010, 12:57 a.m. CST

    Ed Norton as BILL HICKS?

    by joshwent

    good choice

  • Jan. 30, 2010, 1:10 a.m. CST

    That is hot!!!!

    by Stench

    Let's face it. this looks good and you CAN judge a movie/book by it's cover! Avatar can kiss my ass! What? Take this to the bank.

  • Jan. 30, 2010, 1:27 a.m. CST

    Now they are REBOOTING DOUBLE IMPACT????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by raidahguy

    When will the studios come up with something original. You cant top twin Van DAMMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jan. 30, 2010, 2:39 a.m. CST

    Is this a parody of Adaptation?

    by LiquidLunch

  • Jan. 30, 2010, 4:26 a.m. CST

    Leaves of Grass? My Ass!

    by tangcameo

  • Jan. 30, 2010, 4:30 a.m. CST

    Did you ever watch The Parent Trap....

    by MacReady452

    ....on weeeed?<p>Red team go! Red team go!

  • Jan. 30, 2010, 7:49 a.m. CST

    Keri Russell is a gross bitch

    by manifestchaos

    but I'm always down for false twins (since Multiplicity/Adaptation) and/or Ed Norton, and this has both.

  • Jan. 30, 2010, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Couldn't they just list his name onc-- oh, I get it

    by MaliceHighload

    It's coz he's playing 2 characters, right?

  • Jan. 30, 2010, 8:47 a.m. CST

    I Don't Like Norton Anymore

    by FreeBeer

    Don't know what happened. He used to be one of my favourite actors, but now he annoys me in almost eveything he doe's. What's happening?

  • Jan. 30, 2010, 10:22 a.m. CST

    by MikeTheSpike

    Whoa, very film noir.

  • Jan. 30, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Glad they actually made motions towards Walt Whitman.

    by rbatty024

    I bet Nicolas Cage is pissed that Edward Norton is stealing his whole playing your own twin thing, especially since Adaptation was the last time Nicolas Cage tried to actually act.

  • Jan. 30, 2010, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Holy crap!

    by Massawyrm 1

    Edward Norton is playing ME!

  • Jan. 30, 2010, 7:43 p.m. CST

    Timmy Timmy Timmy

    by edwardpenishands

    Loved him in Fido. If Lassie fuck Night of Living Dead Fido would be their bastard child. If you haven't seen it yet do it, do it now.

  • Jan. 31, 2010, 12:46 a.m. CST


    by busterbluth

    this movie is out on dvd in april. it's straight to video. $10 says it's complete cock.

  • Jan. 31, 2010, 12:47 a.m. CST

    i mean harry...

    by busterbluth

    damn you lack of edit buttons!!!!!

  • Jan. 31, 2010, 6:40 a.m. CST

    Re: x 2!! I thought you were refering to an American X sequel

    by Stalkeye

    Now that would have been interesting to see how his ex neo nazi character copes with the loss of his brother while trying to resist the temptation of rejoining the skinheads.<p>instead we get "Ed Norton's Twins".Fuck this shit.

  • Jan. 31, 2010, 7:40 a.m. CST

    You people just don't get it! Norton is too much of

    by CreasyBear

    an amazing genius to be confined to just one role, and its accompanyingly small screen time! Norton must devour the movie, showing off his incredible range and dynamism! (I hope he was in charge of any rewrites, too.)

  • Jan. 31, 2010, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Funny How Two Talkbackers Said

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    we need a "Hulk 2" or a Hulk "sequel" as if Ang Lee's film never happened.<br /><br />A Hulk 3-D might be the only thing that can make that franchise more successful. A CGI/ motion capture character with NO VOICE is kind of pointless. They can keep throwing money at it but it's never going to do the numbers the other Marvel characters have. Maybe after the Avengers?

  • Jan. 31, 2010, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Theatrical Release

    by latinist

    April 2 in Austin, Dallas and New York City, then expanding from there. Read Ebert's Toronto blog.

  • Jan. 31, 2010, 3:59 p.m. CST


    by ssparis

    the only thing better than edward norton is TWO edward nortons. can't wait to see this!

  • Feb. 1, 2010, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Why this poster?!?!?!?!?!

    by moviemenace

    I do not understand why this would be the final poster art when the original poster concept is super badass (Google it!). That new poster (or cover art) is ugly. Sometimes I think the studios want their movies to fail.

  • Feb. 2, 2010, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Porn version: REAMS OF ASS

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Feb. 2, 2010, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Why That Poster?

    by Calibos's Ginger JewFro

    because moviemenace, the original poster,as stylish (if somewhat boring) as it is, says absolutely nothing about the tone or style of the film. i.e a southern fried vulgar screwball comedy. The original looks like its for a sequel to Primal Fear. Can you honestly looks at that original poster and tell me that its selling a comedy?