Birdman is featured on Entertainment Weekly Fall Movie Preview issue. No new Emma picture was released with it, but you can find the scan added to the gallery anyway.
In Babel director Alejandro González Iñarritu’s dark comedy, Michael Keaton is Riggan Thomson, a former A-lister best known for playing the superhero Birdman, Hoping to recapture some of his earlier glory, Riggan writes, directs and stars in a Broadway play – then suffers a breakdown in the process. In the film’s mysterious trailer, he can be seen jumping off a tall building, sprouting Black Swan-like wings, and walking through Times Square in tighty-whities. Keaton admits he was worn out by the shoot, which included intense choreography and a long rehearsal period. “My guess is that there are some actors who don’t like that,” he says. “Alejandro is a perfectionist and detail-oriented and constantly striving for more.”
Birdman might remind you of a certain caped crusader the actor made famous in the late ’80s, but it was another classic Keaton role that made costar Edward Norton a fan. “I was in high school when I first saw Night Shift and remember being like, ‘What is that?'” Norton says. At the start of production, he says, “one part of you is a professional, but the other part is excitedly waiting for him to show up.”
Birdman will open the Venice Festival next August 27, and the release is set for October 17.
Maybe this time: Emma Stone, who had almost toplined the Broadway revival of “Cabaret” that currently stars Michelle Williams, might get a stint in the production after all, with the actress in negotiations to step into the musical once Williams exits.
Reps for the production confirmed Stone is in talks for the part, after news broke in the New York Times.
Williams recently extended her engagement in the musical through Nov. 9. Stone would take over from Williams after that.
Stone had been one of the original contenders for the role — that of nightclub performer Sally Bowles — in the Roundabout Theater Company revival that opened in the spring. That casting didn’t happen, however, due to scheduling conflicts.
The Broadway revival of “Cabaret” is currently scheduled to run through Jan. 4 at Studio 54, although an extension seems a strong possibility.
Fox Searchlight unveiled the Birdman international trailer on YouTube which is longer than the last one and reveals a bit more of the story.
BIRDMAN or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) — famous for portraying an iconic superhero — as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.
Birdman hits the Venice and New York Film Festivals this fall before landing in U.S. theaters for a limited release on October 17.
Last week Emma visited MTV News to promote her new film, Magic in the Moonlight. Check the interview below:
The Wrap is reporting that Emma’s upcoming Untitled Cameron Crowe movie is being pushed to 2015. It was originally set for a Christmas Day release.
Sony has announced the release date change and it takes Crowe’s movie out of the way of Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken,” Disney’s musical “Into The Woods,” MGM’s sequel “Hot Tub Time Machine 2,” and the family movie “Paddington” all opening in wide release. And that’s not to mention the MLK pic “Selma” and Tim Burton’s “Big Eyes” coming in limited release. Sometimes, you gotta know when to fold ‘em. And to hear Sony tell it, Crowe’s film probably wasn’t going to be an awards season contender anyway. Now, the still untitled film will open on May 29, 2015 putting it right in blockbuster season, and it will face far lesser competition with “Insidious Chapter 3″ and “Monster Trucks” opening.
“Once we saw the film, we knew that it would make a perfect summer release. The movie is Cameron at his best,” Jeff Blake, Chairman, Worldwide Marketing and Distribution for Sony Pictures said. And this cast will certainly make for an attractive multiplex offering.
Emma rocked the red carpet last night in New York wearing a pretty Dolce & Gabbana floral dress, at the premiere of her new film Magic in the Moonlight. Boyfriend Andrew Garfield attended the screening as well to support her. You’ll find over 300 HQ pictures added in our gallery:
Magic In The Moonlight is due for U.S. release on July 25.
Emma visited yesterday the Daily Show with Jon Stewart to promote her new film Magic in the Moonlight: