Now this is something interesting from Fox Searchlight. It’s Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) and it tells the tale of a has-been actor desperate for a comeback. From the trailer, it’s clear he hasn’t taken his fall from the spotlight very well, battling with his own internal demons as well as co-stars (and everyone else involved) of a Broadway play he no-doubt believes he is too good for. Keaton, as the troubled star, seems a perfect fit as his star semi-waned after he took off the Batman cape and, as he showed us with “Beetlejuice,” he can play manic quite humorously. Check him out in the trailer above.
Birdman stars Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts and Andrea Riseborough.
Birdman is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) — famous for portraying an iconic superhero — as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.
Birdman reclaims glory in US theaters on October 17, 2014 and UK theaters on January 2, 2015.