Entertainment Weekly has revealed five stills from director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s upcoming dark comedy, Birdman, starring Michael Keaton as an actor, who once played a famous masked superhero.
Thanks to EW we know the following:
Keaton plays Riggin Thomson, an actor who is directing and starring in a Broadway production of Raymond Carver’s What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. Keaton also plays Birdman, the superhero character who made Thomson famous and continues to haunt him as he suffers a nervous breakdown before the play’s premiere. Edward Norton plays an actor in Thomson’s play, and Emma Stone is Thomson’s daughter.
Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) — famous for portraying an iconic superhero – 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.
Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu (Babel) the cast includes Michael Keaton, Lindsay Duncan, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone and Naomi Watts.
Birdman flies into theaters on October 17th, 2014.
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