Most actors, at some point, fancy a crack at directing, in the spirit of “anything some hack can do, I can do better”. The results are distinctly mixed. For every Clint Eastwood, there is a Nicolas Cage, whose entirely bizarre directorial debut Sonny can, in retrospect, be seen as the beginning of where it all went wrong in his career. Yet there were few odder choices made than by Edward Norton with his own first effort as director, Keeping the Faith, an innocuous but bland romantic comedy. Given that Norton was acquiring a reputation as a fiery wunderkind of American cinema, showing his extraordinary versatility with the likes of Fight Club, American History X and Primal Fear, it seemed anything but a passion project.