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Emma Stone Lands With Birdman
Naomi Watts and more also aboard

06 March 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Emma Stone, Naomi Watts

Poor old Spider-Man. If only his spider-senses could have told him that his on-screen ladylove, Emma Stone, would be cheating on him with another superhero. She’s just joined the cast of Alejando Gonzalez Innaritu’s new dark comedy Birdman, which will also feature Naomi Watts, Michael Keaton and Zach Galifianakis.

Birdman is a slight change of gear for Inarritu, a man normally known for such deep and painful films as Amores Perros, 21 Grams and Biutiful. But lest you think he’s going totally wacky, the new movie promises to be a dark comedy.

We follow Keaton as an actor once known for playing the titular iconic superhero (ironic, given Keaton’s time in the Bat suit) who is trying to dig himself out of a career slump by mounting a play based on a Raymond Chandler short story. But he faces problems with the show’s egotistical leading man.

Stone will be his daughter, a young woman fresh out of rehab who is now his assistant. Watts is on as the play’s leading lady, while Galifianakis will be the conniving producer.

With a written by Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo, the film should start shooting later this year.


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Birdman
Keep thinking this is about Harvey Birdman myself, but then remember it's the new Inarritu film so equally as pleased! This sounds like great fun, I like how some directors are coming out of their shells a little (Almodovar, Korine), and we'll just have to see if it's for better or worse. I personally thought Inarritu's best work was his first (Amores Perros) and his last (Biutiful), but if he wants to divert from the norm then so be it! This is sounding quite Coen-esque don't you think? More

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Why you no Harvey Birdman?!
for a moment there i thought we were getting a Harvey Birdman Attorney at Law movie, directed by the super artsy Innaritu... the sense of disappointment is crippling... ill just wait for the Almodavar' Space Ghost 'coast to coast' film instead... More

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