Michael Keaton is a Former Superhero Star in the Birdman Trailer

Michael Keaton is a Former Superhero Star in the Birdman TrailerFox Searchlight Pictures has just debuted the first trailer for Birdman, the new black comedy from Alejandro González Iñárritu (Amores Perros, Babel) that stars Michael Keaton, Lindsay Duncan, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone and Naomi Watts. Check it out in the player below and find the film's new poster in the gallery viewer at the bottom of this page!

Alternately titled The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance, Birdman tells the story of an actor (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 theaters October 17.