The quirky comeback comedy tells the story of Michael Keaton’s has-been thespian Michael Riggan. A once great superhero, his eagerness to put his kitschy career behind kickstarts a new era for him. Due to his desire to acquire a new critical appreciation for his masterful acting, he puts a plan into action: he’s going to stage his own play. It sounds pretty straightforward, but if you’ve had chance to look at the trailer or any of the preview material it’s anything but.
An absurd take on celebrity and New York performance culture, there’s an air of quirk mixed in with its beautiful visuals – which is a seeming departure of style for Inarritu. The latest poster to land is a magnificent spot of artwork, that lists the movie’s starry cast atop a charcoal image of Keaton.
Birdman hits theatres across the US October 17th.
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.