Edward Norton Looks to Stick with Comedy for Innaritu's 'Birdman'
by Ethan Anderton
March 7, 2013
Just a couple of days ago, director Alejando González Iñárritu got our attention with the stellar cast for his dark comedy Birdman. The story follows Michael Keaton as a former actor, who once played an iconic superhero, as he decides to take on a Broadway play based on a short story by Raymond Chandler in order to reclaim past glory. Keaton will also be joined by Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis and Naomi Watts, and another fantastic addition to the cast has been made as Deadline reports Edward Norton has taken the role of the egotistical actor whose attitude and brash behavior threatens to destroy the production. Read on!
Norton is coming off a great appearance in Moonrise Kingdom, and seems to enjoy his place in the comedy spotlight over the past few years. With Norton joining the cast, that just leaves the role of Keaton's ex-wife as one of the major roles that still needs to be cast. Meanwhile, Stone is playing Keaton's daughter who has just gotten out of rehab and is now acting as his assistant. Meanwhile, in the area of the Broadway play, Watts is playing one of the actresses and Galifianakis is playing the play's producer. Honestly, this project sounds fantastic, and I'm always looking forward to an Iñárritu film.