Deadline.com reports that the new film by Alejandro Gonzalez Innarito (“Amores Perros,”
“Babel,” “Biutiful,” “21 Grams”) will be titled “Birdman,” and that it will shoot in an empty theater on Broadway this spring.
Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Zach Galfianakis and now Edward Norton are in the cast.
Per Deadline — “A former actor (Keaton) who once played a superhero puts together a play on Broadway that is based on a short story by Raymond Carver. Unfortunately, the ex-superhero’s plans to soar again are threatened by his egotistical lead stage actor. Norton will play that actor.”
A role written with Keaton in mind? Must be.
Of this cast — and let’s include the director — Keaton, Stone and Galfianakis are known for comedies. The rest? Sometime. Except for Innarito.