BIRDMAN or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance is an upcoming black comedy directed by Alejandro González Iñárritut (Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel, Biutiful), starring Michael Keaton.
It tells the story of an actor (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. The play in the film is an adaptation of Raymond Carver’s What We Talk About When We Talk About Love.
The ensemble cast also including Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, and Naomi Watts.