June 12, 2014 11:37am PT by Ashley Lee, Borys Kit
'Birdman' Trailer Puts 'Crazy' Michael Keaton in Tighty-Whiteys (Video)
A new trailer for Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu's dark comedy debuted on Thursday, with Michael Keaton running through Times Square in just a pair of tighty-whiteys.
The Fox Searchlight and New Regency project follows a former actor who once played an iconic superhero as he mounts a Broadway play based on a Raymond Carver short story in a bid to reclaim his past glory. However, the play’s egotistical leading man threatens to throw everything down the tubes.
Set to a slowed version of Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy," the trailer opens with Keaton hitting the stage, saying via voiceover, "How did we end up here, in this dump? You were a movie star, remember?"
The trailer then speeds through scenes of Keaton jumping off of buildings and triggering explosions -- with daughter Emma Stone watching in awe -- as well as reciting lines opposite onstage co-star Naomi Watts. A worried Zach Galifianakis, who plays the production's conniving producer, is shown just offstage.
Gonzalez Inarritu co-wrote the script with Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo. He is producing with Robert Graf and John Lesher.
Watch the trailer above.