The stars of Birdman take a break on set in New York City on June 1, 2013. Pictured: Benjamin Kanes. (FameFlynet Pictures)From Fox Searchlight, Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is one of 2014's weirdest and most mysterious projects. To begin, it's directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, the artist behind some of the most powerfully emotional films of the last 15 years (Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel). Why would such a serious filmmaker dive headlong into black comedy? It's a stunning jump in genres that makes Birdman hugely intriguing.
Birdman stars Michael Keaton as an actor who was once an iconic superhero, but has since washed out and is trying to resurrect his career. Set to Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy," the teaser trailer below is the first footage released from the film. It stars Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Amy Ryan, and Andrea Riseborough alongside Keaton.