Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Take a survey for the chance to win an iPad
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Exclusive First Look At Ridley Scott's The Martian
Matt Damon dodges Q-36 explosive space modulators
Empire's Ant-Man Covers Unveiled
Small but perfectly formed
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
22 May 2015
Kat Dennings Joins The Croods 2
Leslie Mann also aboard the DreamWorks Animation sequel
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
While We're Young (2015)
Empire Star Rating
The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) (2015)
Empire Star Rating
St. Vincent (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Magic In The Moonlight (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Edward Norton On For Birdman
He'll play an arrogant actor

06 March 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Edward Norton

Given the tales of editing room lockouts, script re-writes and disputes with directors in his past, we hope Edward Norton is fully prepared for a barrage of awkward questions about his next role. Because he’s just signed on to play a preening, egotistical and outspoken actor in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s new dark comedy Birdman.

It was just yesterday that we learned Emma Stone, Michael Keaton, Naomi Watts and Zach Galifianakis had all landed roles in the film, which follows a struggling actor (Keaton) trying to mount a new play based on a Raymond Chandler short story.

Our hero is a man firmly associated with an iconic superhero role, now trying to re-ignite his career with the move into theatre. But among his many problems is the annoying leading man he picks for the show (Norton).

Stone is playing his daughter, who has emerged from rehab and taken a job as his assistant. Watts will be another member of the play’s cast and Galifianakis is a conniving producer.

Inarritu wrote the script with Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo and will start shooting in April in New York. Norton seems to be on a comedy kick of late, having appeared in Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom and its follow-up, The Grand Budapest Hotel, which is currently shooting.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Gil Kenan Will Conjure Up Poltergeist
He's heeere... to direct the remake
David Goyer Enters The Breach
Update: He's now set to direct as well as produce


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Who Are The New Mutants?
Fox’s X-Men spin-off features a bunch of fresh faces. Here’s what you need to know...

Stoical Supermen: 10 Quiet Heroes That Get Stuff Done
Silent but deadly...

Ana Lily Amirpour On A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
'There's nothing sexier than a vampire...'

Rick Baker: Creature By Creature
The make-up effects titan on his greatest creations

12 Of The Weirdest Things Jean-Claude Van Damme Has Done On Camera
Outside of his movies, that is...

Spooks: An Oral History
Cast and crew on the spy smash

Barbarians And Battletrucks: The Weird World Of Mad Max Knock-Offs
20 diversions along the Fury Road

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe now and save up to 69%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)