A washed up actor, who once played an iconic superhero, battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career and himself in the days leading up to the opening of a Broadway play.
Friday, October 17, 2014 Limited
language throughout, some sexual content and brief violence RESTRICTED
Plot: What's the story about?
Riggan Thompson was Birdman, a crime-stopping superhero with a beak and a three-film franchise. Now, he's a washed up actor trying to get his career and life back together by opening his own play on Broadway. On the eve of it's opening, the play is close to falling apart and Riggan is forced to sign a younger, egotistical lead actor, whom he despises. What results over the next three days is strange, dark and downright hilarious, nearly costing Riggan his career, family and sanity in the process.
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Who stars in Birdman: Cast List
What Is Life Worth, The Flash
Poor Things, Friends with Benefits
Adore, Shut In
A Wrinkle in Time, The Hangover Part II
Andrea Riseborough ... Laura
Amsterdam, Here Before
Blackbird, Under the Tuscan Sun
Who's making Birdman: Crew List
A look at the Birdman behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu last directed Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths and The Revenant. The film's writer Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu last wrote Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths and The Revenant.
Production: What we know about Birdman?
- Emma Stone will play Michael Keaton's daughter, fresh from rehab and now his assistant. Naomi Watts will be an actress in the play, while Zach Galifianakis will play the production's conniving producer.
- 2014 - April: The film was set to Completed status.
- 2013 - September: The film was set to Post-Production status.
- 2013 - April: The film was set to Production status.
Principal photography began on April 15th in New York City.
- 2012 - December: The film was set to Pre-Production status.
An early April 2013 production start is being eyed.
Birdman Release Date: When was the film released?
Birdman was a Limited release in 2014 on Friday, October 17, 2014. There were 12 other movies released on the same date, including The Best of Me, Fury and Men, Women & Children.
As a Limited release, Birdman will only be shown in select movie theaters across major markets. Please check Fandango and Atom Tickets to see if the film is playing in your area.