Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Edward Norton and Zach Galifianakis are set to star in Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s new film Birdman. Innaritu has made films such as 21 Grams, Babel, and Biutiful. I love the cast that he got together for this movie. I especially love that Keaton is going to be the film's star.
THR says that the film "is a dark comedy that follows a former actor, who once played an iconic superhero, as he mounts a Broadway play based on a Raymond Carver short story in a bid to reclaim past glory. However, the play’s egotistical leading man threatens to throw everything down the tubes."
Keaton will be playing the comic book movie star trying to regain his credibility. Stone is playing Keaton’s daughter, who is fresh from rehab and now his assistant. Watts will play an actress in the play, Galifianakis will play the production's conniving producer, and Norton will play the egotistical leading man.
This is a different kind of movie for Innaritu, and I'm interested in seeing how it turns out. Especially with this amazing cast.