The movie Motherless Brooklyn, written, directed and starring Edward Norton, opens this Friday. The film is based on the noir mystery novel set in 1950s New York City by Jonathan Lethem, shot in locations throughout NYC that evoke the era of Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs.
New York City itself is a true star in Motherless Brooklyn and one of the film's great feats is the recreation of the lost Penn Station as it was in the 1950s. We speak with production designer Beth Mickle on how the demolished station was brought back to life.
The beloved book Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem is coming out as a feature film with Edward Norton and Alec Baldwin as Robert Moses, with many great locations that create the film noir mid-century aesthetic of the book (including old Penn Station!)