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Alejandro G. Inarritu's 'Birdman' Starring Michael Keaton & Emma Stone To Open 2014 Venice Film Festival

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 10, 2014 6:41 AM
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The big three European festivals are Berlin, Cannes and Venice, and the openers for the first two of those lurched from the sublime to the ridiculous this year: Berlin nabbed Wes Anderson's "Grand Budapest Hotel" to kick off their fest, while Cannes was stuck with the clanging disaster of "Grace Of Monaco." Venice have kept their pick under wraps, until now, but fortunately, it should be closer to the Berlin pick in quality...

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Circling New Version Of 'The Jungle Book' At Warner Bros

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 4, 2013 8:25 PM
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It feels like Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu wants to branch out. After four films of varying degrees of bleakness, in "Amores Perros," "21 Grams," "Babel" and "Biutiful" (none of which, it should be said, are without their hopeful qualities), the Mexican filmmaker has switched streams, with his next film, "Birdman," being an all-star comedy about an actor best known for playing a superhero. But his ambitions don't stop there, as it seems like Inarritu could be heading for the tentpole world, with a new version of a classic story.

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