With shooting due to begin on Birdman in just a few weeks, director Alejandro González Iñárritu is having to put his cast together fast. At the beginning of the week it was revealed that Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts and Zach Galifianakis had signed up, yesterday Edward Norton was added, and now Deadline reports that British actress Andrea Riseborough has joined the cast.
The movie is about an actor (Michael Keaton) who years ago became very famous playing an iconic superhero, but who’s career is on the skids. In the hope of making a comback, he attempts to pull off a Broadway adaptation of a Raymond Carver story. However it proves incredibly difficult, thanks to his egotistical lead actor (Edward Norton). Andrea Riseborough is playing Jane, although no other info has been released about the character.
Alejandro González Iñárritu is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Alexander Dinelaris. It’s going to be a big year for Riseborough, who’s got Welcome to the Punch, Disconnect, and Oblivion coming out in the next few months.