Edward Norton has recruited Radiohead frontman to provide a song for his new film Motherless Brooklyn.
The upcoming crime drama film, which was written, produced, directed and starring Norton and based on Jonathan Lethem’s 1999 novel of the same name, also includes the likes of Willem Dafoe, Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, Leslie Mann and more.
Adding another star-studded name to be associated with the film, Norton has persuaded Thom Yorke to contribute which has resulted in ‘Daily Battles’, a song which appears in a jazz bar scene in the film.
“I wanted Thom to write an old-world melancholy ballad, and I wanted his voice to be the properties for [Norton’s character] Lionel’s voice,” Norton told Rolling Stone. After providing the song, Norton then teamed up with Wynton Marsalis who has produced a jazz arrangement of the song.
The film, which Norton has been developing the film since the early 2000s, tells the story of a “private investigator with Tourette syndrome works to solve the mystery of his mentor’s murder in 1950s New York.”
After having the project confirmed in 2014, production finally got underway in February 2018 with filming getting going in New York City.