He may never have entirely gone away, Michael Keaton is coming back in a big — and kinda sorta autobiographical — way with a quirky new movie called Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) , about an actor trying to escape the prison of typecasting after playing a superhero.
Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu (Babel, 21 Grams), Birdman… follows a actor who wants to put his superhero career behind him by mounting a Broadway play, but no one believes in his talent — not even his family. Does he believe in himself?
The film also stars Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Emma Stone and Naomi Watts.
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) opens Oct. 17. Check out the film’s official site.