“A polar bear fell on me.”

Michael Keaton will play an actor who once played a Superhero in Birdman

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Batman-01Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts and Zach Galifianakis will star in Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s Birdman.

According to THR Birdman is a dark comedy that follows a former actor, who once played an iconic superhero, as he mounts a Broadway play based on a Raymond Carver short story in a bid to reclaim past glory. However, the play’s egotistical leading man threatens to throw everything down the tubes.

Michael Keaton is playing the former actor, who once played an iconic superhero. As we all know Keaton played a comic book superhero who danced with the Devil in the pale moonlight……Batman.

A great bit of casting for this new film as Keaton is great in comedy roles.

Stone will play Keaton’s daughter. Watts will be an actress in the play, while Galifianakis will play the production’s producer.

It all sounds promising and quite a change from Innaritu’s normal type of film – 21 Grams, Babel, Biutiful.