Norman, or to give it its full title – Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer – is Norman Oppenheimer (Richard Gere), a small time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman’s life dramatically changes for better and worse.
Written and directed by Joseph Cedar (the forthcoming Jerusalem, I Love You) and also starring Michael Sheen, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Dan Stevens, Steve Buscemi and Hank Azaria, this trailer gives a hint of a likeable dodgy character portrayed by Mr Gere, but I can’t see there’s enough in this to make a fully engaging movie.
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer is released in the US in March 2017 – no specific date yet known, and there’s certainly no date at all for the UK market, as of yet.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.