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.