'Birdman' with Michael Keaton to kick off Oscar season as 2014 Venice Film Festival opener

July 10, 2014 4:19 PM

4 0

'Birdman' with Michael Keaton to kick off Oscar season as 2014 Venice Film Festival opener

The fall festival season is lurking around the corner and before long, the Telluride guessing game will commence, the massive Toronto slate will be set (it'll be interesting to see how the tug of war between those two fests shakes out) and the always finely curated Venice line-up will help point the way after high profile debuts like "Gravity" and "The Master" in recent years. Add another to that growing list, as Alejandro González Iñárritu's highly anticipated "Birdman" has been tapped to open the 71st annual fest in a move you probably could have seen coming.

Fox Searchlight has made good use of Venice in the past, dropping films like "Black Swan" there before charging out into the season. Telluride has also been a big part of the studio's awards strategy over the years, so I wouldn't be shocked to see "Birdman" turn up in the Colorado mountains not long...

Read more

To category page

Loading...