Michael Keaton is a Washed Up Comic Book Movie Star in 'Birdman'

Towards the end of 2012, we heard that 21 Grams, Babel and Amores Perros director Alejando González Iñárritu would try his hand at comedy with a new film called Birdman set up at Fox Searchlight and New Regency. The project, described as a dark comedy, follows a former actor, who once played an iconic superhero, as he decides to take on a Broadway play based on a short story by Raymond Chandler in order to reclaim past glory. Now the perfect man has been found for the role as THR reports Michael Keaton, who once played Batman for director Tim Burton, has taken the lead role of the comic book movie star. In addition, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts and Zach Galifianakis have also landed roles in the film. Stone is playing Keaton's daughter who has just gotten out of rehab and is now acting as his assistant. Meanwhile, in the area of the Broadway play,
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