Biutiful director Alejandro González Iñárritu will helm and co-write The Birdman
Variety reports that this marks Inarritu's first comedy. The helmer's worked several heavy dramas prior to this project, including Babel starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett and 21 Grams with Sean Penn, Naomi Watts and Danny Huston, so this would be a challenge genre-wise.
The Birdman follows an actor who is known for playing an iconic superhero. Now, he faces a crisis when trying to recover his family as well as his career in the days leading to the opening of a Broadway play.
Inarritu also produces alongside John Lesher and Robert Graf.
The Birdman starts production March, 2013.