It took 20 years for Edward Norton to make the film Motherless Brooklyn.
And on Monday evening, his passion project film finally made its debut.
The 50-year-old actor was accompanied by his wife at cost for the Los Angeles premiere.
Date night: Edward Norton was accompanied by his wife Shauna Robertson on Monday evening as at the premiere of his movie Motherless Brooklyn.
The Fight Club star looked sleek in a dark blue pinstripe suit and a partially unbuttoned white shirt.
He combined it with black dress shoes for his big night.
Shauna, a film producer, looked beautiful in a black lace mini dress and matching heels.
His costar Gugu Mbatha-Raw was also astonished on the carpet before the premiere.
Slim: the Fight Club star cut a sleek look in a dark blue pinstripe suit and a partially unbuttoned white shirt, because his wife was classic in a black lace mini dress
Costars: His costar Gugu Mbatha-Raw was also stunned on the carpet before the premiere
The Blackmirror actress went reflective in her strapless dress covered with silver sequins and tied at the waist with black satin.
She combined it with open toe stilettos and simple diamond earrings.
Mbatha-Raw also plays the lead role in AppleTV +'s new drama, The Morning Show, which premiered the same evening in New York City.
Mirrored: the Blackmirror actress went reflective in her strapless dress covered with silver sequins and tied at the waist with black satin
Choose Favorites: Mbatha-Raw also plays the lead role in AppleTV +'s new drama, The Morning Show, which premiered the same evening in New York City
Simply stunning: Gugu and Edward posed together for a nice photo
Stars came out for the premiere with Seth Rogen, Minnie Driver and Aaron Paul, among others.
The Pineapple Express actor looked business-casual in a blue suit, a simple ombre mauve t-shirt and white sneakers.
While Driver was classic in a black miniskirt and a white blouse with puffed sleeves.
The Breaking Bad actor also came forward, posing with fellow star Jeff Garlin on the carpet.
Business casual: Seth Rogen looked business casual in a blue suit, a simple ombre mauve t-shirt and white sneakers
Simple appearance: while Driver was classic in a black miniskirt and a white blouse with puffed sleeves
Wonderful: Minnie looked beautiful as always
Leather: Aaron Paul was wearing a black leather jacket and boots
Norton developed, directed, wrote and starred in the film that will be released in the US on November 1.
Based on the 1999 eponymous novel by Jonathan Lethem, with New Line Cinema he was granted the right to the film in early 2001.
The film is set in New York in 1950 and follows the private detective Lionel Essrog (Norton), who has Tourette's syndrome in particular, while trying to solve the murder of his mentor.
Friends: he posed with Jeff Garlin
Longtime: Norton developed, directed, wrote and played in the film that will be released in the US on November 1, after having obtained rights to the novel of the same name in 2001 (photo Juliette Lewis)
Good times: Juliette saved it for the camera & # 39; s
Furious with the machine: Juliette was accompanied by partner Bradley Wilk
Adaptation of the film to the 50s, because the novel is set in modern times, and contains the controversial NYC planner Robert Moses that Norton took the most time.
He told Rolling stone & # 39; I was blocked for a while and kept picking it up and putting it away … But I kept coming back to this. There is a certain kind of just discomfort that I feel if I don't complete anything. & # 39;
The nominated Oscar ended the script around 2012 and signed up to direct not long afterwards, but the story of & # 39; about how the One Percent works without accountability & quot ;, was wrong, he said.
Mian man: The film is set in 1950, New York, and follows private detective Lionel Essrog (Norton), who has Tourette syndrome in particular, while trying to solve the murder of his mentor (photo Jack McBrayer)
The author: Jonathan Lethem wrote the novel in 1999
Shooter: Christopher McDonald posed on the red carpet
Funnyman: Will Forte was also present at the event
Legend: Frontman of Radiohead Thom Yorke went completely black except white shoes during the gala
Wonderful: he was accompanied by Dajana Roncione
Fantastic four: Thom, Dajana, Shauna and Edward (pictured from left to right) happily posed together
Selection: (shown from left to right) Jonathan Lethem, Thom Yorke, Edward Norton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Ethan Suplee
The man: Edward spoke to the crowd before the screening
With President Barack Obama entering his second term and & # 39; coastal cognoscenti believed that we entered this post-racial utopia & # 39 ;, his film was out of place.
& # 39; Then the 2016 election took place & # 39 ;, he said. Suddenly an underdog fought against authoritarian figures, with which the public could relate and want.
& # 39; I think it took me two decades to do it & # 39 ;, he said. & # 39; I don't think I even felt 10 years ago how important something like empathy would be for our society. & # 39;
Add: & # 39; And the piece is really about empathy. It is about how we are all in this together. & # 39;
Dynamic duo: Gugu and Edward happily posed together at the afterparty
Blinding: no doubt all eyes were on Gugu
Great trio: the stars flanked Sue Kroll
Hang out: author Lethem enjoyed the afterparty with Gugu
Hanging out: Seth Rogen and Jon Hamm didn't hit the red carpet, but they were seen as socialists with Sue Kroll
Brave: Burt Young seemed to enjoy the gala
Not so soft yellow: Blanca Blanco was accompanied by husband John Savage
Friends: Gary Baseman, Millie Brown and William De Los Santos (shown from left to right) on the evnet
Long awaited: there was a pool table with & # 39; Motherless Brooklen & # 39; adorned over it
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