Don’t look now, but we may have our first Oscar contender with Michael Keaton’s “Birdman.”
In the film, Keaton (who starred in the iconic “Batman” and “Batman Returns“) plays a down on his luck actor who’s bottomed out after portraying a major superhero. Now he has to deal with his own over-inflated ego and family drama while trying to launch a Broadway play to rekindle stardom.
Beyond the ironically perfect casting of Keaton, the film also has more comic book stars with Emma Stone (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2“) and Edward Norton (“The Incredible Hulk“). The visuals in the trailer are really inviting/mesmerizing and I’m curious to see the finished product.
“Birdman” lands in theaters on Oct. 17.