Alejandro González Iñárritu is switching things up…
The 49-year-old Mexican filmmaker, known for dramatic films like Amores perros, 21 Grams and Babel, is set to direct a comedy called Birdman.
“Birdman will be Inarritu’s first comedic endeavor,” about an actor in crisis who once played a superhero and struggles in the days leading up to the opening of a Broadway play, according to sources close to the director.
Iñárritu plans to begin production on the film, which he co-wrote with Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo, in March 2013.
The movie will ambitiously take place in one location over three days, and will be produced by Iñárritu, Robert Graf and John Lesher.