Michael Keaton, Emma Stone Star In Black Comedy 'Birdman' (EXCLUSIVE CLIP)

Michael Keaton's back, and he's causing waves, in the black comedy 'Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)'.

'Birdman' tells the story of an actor Riggan (Michael Keaton) - famous for portraying an iconic superhero, geddit? - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.

WATCH Michael Keaton and Emma Stone in our Exclusive Clip above

In our Exclusive preview clip, daughter Sam (Emma Stone) is asking the star whether he's prepared for opening night, which is only a day away. He says yes, but the signs would appear to indicate otherwise... in Michael Keaton's subtle, twitchy performance that is already twitching the feathers of his peers, on the eve of Awards Season.

'Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)' is released to UK cinemas 1 January 2015. Watch the trailer below...