Michael Keaton is Planning His Sophomore Directorial Outing

It’s possible that only a handful of people know this (including our editor Joey Magidson, who I believe is a fan), but Michael Keaton directed a film about fifteen years ago. He starred and helmed The Merry Gentleman, a little movie that clearly didn’t fully scratch his directing itch. How do we know that? Well, at the Cannes Film Market, Keaton has set the stage to go behind the camera once again.

According to Deadline, Keaton is set to star in and helm Knox Goes Away, which was penned by Gregory Poirier. The story says that “The film follows a contract killer who, after being diagnosed with a fast-moving form of dementia, is presented with the opportunity to redeem himself by saving the life of his estranged adult son. But to do so he must race against the police closing in on him as well as the ticking clock of his own rapidly deteriorating mind.” Sounds like something Keaton could really do a great job with, so stay tuned.

Source: Deadline


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Written by Steven Prusakowski

Steven Prusakowski has been a cinephile as far back as he can remember, literally. At the age of ten, while other kids his age were sleeping, he was up into the late hours of the night watching the Oscars. Since then, his passion for film, television, and awards has only grown. For over a decade he has reviewed and written about entertainment through publications including Awards Circuit and Screen Radar. He has conducted interviews with some of the best in the business - learning more about them, their projects and their crafts. He is a graduate of the RIT film program. You can find him on Twitter and Letterboxd as @FilmSnork – we don’t know why the name, but he seems to be sticking to it.

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