Susan Sarandon and Richard Dreyfuss join Ed Norton in ‘Leaves of Grass’.

Susan Sarandon and Richard Dreyfuss have signed on to join Ed Norton in ‘Leaves of Grass,’ a comedic thriller from actor-turned-filmmaker Tim Blake Nelson.


Norton is portraying twin brothers, one an Ivy League philosophy professor, the other a small-time and brilliant marijuana grower. The professor is lured back to his Oklahoma hometown for a doomed scheme against a local drug lord (Dreyfuss) that unravels his life. Sarandon plays the brothers’ eccentric mother.


Nelson is playing a best friend to one of the brothers. Lucy DeVito, the daughter of Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman, and country singer Steve Earle are also in the cast.


Norton and Nelson are producing with John Langley, Elie Cohn, Kristina Dubin and Bill Migliore. Exec producing are Danny Dimbort, Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, Stuart Blumberg and Eric Gitter.


Shooting is scheduled to begin later this month.