Maybe hard to believe looking at the latest theatrical poster, but Birdman has garnered nothing but praise from its round of festival screenings before it officially hits theaters on October 17th. As of now, it's the early favorite to sweep the Oscars, for everything from Best Picture to Best Actor for Michael Keaton to Best Original Screenplay to even Editing, but its a long way until next year's award ceremony and anything can happen.
That doesn't stop the fact that director Alejandro González Iñárritu has created an incredibly special film. Returning Michael Keaton to his Batman roots, the comedic drama finds a struggling actor coming face-to-face with his big screen superhero alter ego as he attempts to launch a career comeback. Check out this colorful comic book inspired one-sheet that not only features the Birdman of the title, but also the incredible ensemble cast that includes Michael Keaton, Amy Ryan, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts and Andrea Riseborough.
Alternately titled "The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance," Birdman tells the story of an actor, 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.