A fading actor (Michael Keaton) best known for his portrayal of a popular superhero attempts to mount a comeback by appearing in a Broadway play. As opening night approaches, his attempts to become more altruistic, rebuild his career, and reconnect with friends and family prove more difficult than expected. Lindsay Duncan, Zach Galifianakis, and Edward Norton co-star in this black comedy from Biutiful director Alejandro González Iñárritu.
The blockbusting superhero movies that have launched many an actor into celebrity stardom continue to grow rapidly in popularity, a number of them grossing over a billion dollars worldwide. Whether this genre of film can be classified as ‘art’ is a matter of opinion, but for washed-up superhero actor Riggan Thomson, penning and starring in a Broadway play is his last chance to be remembered for something truly great, before he fades away into irrelevance.
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