Edward Norton stopped by the Late Late Show with James Corden to promote his new movie Motherless Brooklyn. In what was clearly a scripted bit, Corden thought it would be a great idea to subject Norton to an elaborate Fight Club comedy sketch he had planned. Seeing straight through it, Norton attempted to shut it all down.
As he's led down a mysterious alleyway, Norton starts to notice how familiar it all feels to him. From there, he's greeted by the staff of The Late Late Show, who all appear to be gearing up for a fight club of their own.
"James, there's no way I'm doing this," Norton tells his host after he realizes what's happening. "That film came out twenty years ago, I think we've learned that there are better ways of expressing our masculinity." As Norton continues to protest Corden's idea, he finally caves and punches the host. As it comes to a close, The Pixies' iconic "Where Is My Mind" kicks in just like in Fight Club itself. Obviously, the whole segment was scripted,
Edward Norton's Motherless Brooklyn, which he directed, wrote, produced, and stars in, hits theaters on Friday (Nov. 1). The cast of the film also includes Bruce Willis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alec Baldwin, Willem Dafoe, Bobby Cannavale, Michael K. Williams, and Leslie Mann among others. Watch the sketch above.