Iñárritu’s Birdman Trailer

A full-length trailer for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s dark comedy Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) has been released online. This time, we get to see a more clear picture of what the film is about as well as confirming that it is part of the official selection at the Venice Film Festival and the New York Film Festival.

“How did we end up here? This place is horrible. Smells like balls.”

The film stars Michael Keaton as Riggan Thomson, a washed-up actor (best known as fan-favorite superhero Birdman) who attempts to revive his career by writing, directing and starring in a Broadway play. The trailer offers a bit of background on the story, showing Keaton’s character as he deals with skepticism from everyone in his life – including his daughter (Emma Stone) and a hot-headed rival actor played by Edward Norton.

The cast is rounded up by Zach Galifianakis, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Naomi Watts, Merritt Wever and Benjamin Kanes.

Birdman will premiere on October 17, 2014.