Alejandro González Iñárritu To Direct Superhero Actor Comedy, Birdman

Patrick Dane writes for Bleeding Cool.

Every once in a while a director tries to spread his wings and take on something different. Something so radically different to their previous work that I’m left scratching my head and all I can formulate to think is “Interesting…”

And if you are familiar with the works of Alejandro González Iñárritu, you may find yourself doing that too when you hear the premise for his next movie.

The Wrap are reporting that Iñárritu has signed on to direct Birdman, and here’s how they describe it:

an actor who once played an iconic superhero… is now facing a crisis as he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family and career in the days leading up to the opening of a Broadway play.

When they say an actor who once played an iconic superhero, my mind goes less to Christian Bale and more to Adam West.

There seems to be more material to mine when you’re dealing with an actor only really known for playing the character, as opposed to an actor who just borrowed the role.

The Wrap story goes on to confirm that the film is going to be a comedy. Laughing righteously during Biutiful and Babel is not something I can really remember doing but it seems that there may be a funny bone in Iñárritu yet.

(AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

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