I totally dig Michael Keaton. He’s one of the few guys who can really just get nuts on-screen. Birdman, his newest flick looks just that, completely nuts.
As you can see my the trailer, trailer is down and out actor, once famous, now just battling the weirdest case of schizophrenia ever. This is one of my few I must this films of the year; really hope it gets wider releases or VOD or something.
Oh, if counting gold statues and long award shows is your thing; there’s a ton a buzz around Keaton being up for an Oscar for his antics. Also, Edward Norton is in it, and looks just as insane as Keaton…who doesn’t want to see those two heavy weights of odd brawl?!
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 — 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.
Directed by Alejandro Iñárritu, and also starring Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, and Naomi Watts.
Opens limited October 17th.