VIDEO: Tim Blake Nelson's Leaves of Grass Trailer

Edward Norton does double duty in a movie that seems like it’s the working title of a Cheech and Chong comedy. It had its world premiere at TIFF last year, and it’s one of the opening night selections at SXSW 2010. Check it out!

When I think of Tim Blake Nelson, the first thing that comes to mind is his role as Delmar in the Coens’ O’ Brother Where Art Thou. But the actor is more than just some second banana player to George Clooney. He’s an accomplished writer-director with three feature films to his credit. His latest film is Leaves of Grass and it stars Edward Norton in the role of twins. Don’t go thinking this is another Adaptation with Nicolas Cage as Charlie Kaufman and his brother Donald. It’s got a nice culture clash aesthetic when the Ivy League brother has to come back home to Oklahoma. From the trailer it looks entertaining, and it has a strong supporting cast with Keri Russell, Susan Surandon, Richard Dreyfuss and Tim Blake Nelson.

In Leaves of Grass an Ivy League professor (played by Edward Norton) is lured back to his Oklahoma hometown, where his twin brother, a small-time pot grower, has concocted a simple scheme to take down a local drug lord.

Tim Blake Nelson, who previously helmed Eye of God, O and The Grey Zone, makes his first feature film since 2001. Nelson produced the film outside the studio system with Edward Norton. First Look Pictures will be distributing the film in the U.S. with a limited roll out beginning on April 2, 2010.

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