One of the films we’re most looking forward to, without a doubt, has to be Birdman. The upcoming film from director Alejandro González Iñárritu, known for Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel and Biutiful, sees Michael Keaton play a washed up actor — who once played an iconic superhero — mounting a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim his past glory. If you’ve seen the trailer, you’ll have decided that the film looks either ambitious and special or pretentious and ill-conceived; we’re wholly with the former. Take a look at the four clips and featurette below, and solidify your desire (or lack thereof) to see the film.
Birdman also stars Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, and Naomi Watts.
Official synopsis for Birdman:
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.
USA (limited) – 17 October, 2014. UK – 2 January, 2015. AUS – 15 January, 2015.