Inarritu's 'Birdman' Starring Michael Keaton Set to Open this October

April 11, 2014


Briefly: Fox Searchlight has announced a release date for Alejandro G. Iñárritu's Birdman, a Broadway stage drama about a fading actor starring Michael Keaton (seen above), for early in awards season 2014. Birdman will open in select theaters starting October 17th, 2014 this fall; a similar release date slot was used by Searchlight to debut 12 Years a Slave last year, and that went all the way to win Best Picture. Not saying that Birdman has that chance as we haven't seen much yet, but it will be something to behold anyway - with Oscar winner Emmanuel Lubezki behind the long-take cinematography. Also in the cast: Edward Norton, Zach Galifianakis, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, and Naomi Watts.

Birdman, co-written & directed by Mexican filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu (of Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel, Biutiful), has been described as a dark comedy. A washed-up actor, played by Michael Keaton, who once played an iconic superhero must overcome his ego and family trouble as he mounts a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim his past glory. Stone is playing Keaton's daughter just out of rehab ands his assistant; Watts is playing one of the actresses in the play and Galifianakis is the producer. The script is based on a short story by Raymond Chandler. We expect the film to premiere at a film festival later in the fall season, like Venice and Toronto, before opening in limited theaters in October. Stay tuned for a trailer.

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Reader Feedback - 2 Comments


I love Keaton. Very underused in my opinion. But, looking forward to this.

Quanah on Apr 11, 2014


That bird suit is hot.

DAVIDPD on Apr 12, 2014

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