Awards boost Keaton's popularity with filmmakers

Michael Keaton has been "flooded" with offers since awards season.

Awards boost Keaton's popularity with filmmakers

Michael Keaton has been "flooded" with offers since awards season.

The 63-year-old actor - who picked up Best Actor at the Golden Globe and Independent Spirit awards and was nominated for a string of other prizes thanks to his role in 'Birdman' - has his pick of projects but the first one he will take on is 'The Founder', the story of McDonald's franchising agent Ray Kroc and how he created the billion-dollar empire.

And as well as the biopic - which John Lee Hancock will direct - the New York Post newspaper's Page Six column reports he is also looking at a script with "an Oscar winner from last Sunday", and discussing a lead role in 'Kong: Skull Island' opposite J.K. Simmons.

Ahead of starting any new pictures, Michael next will work on animated adventure 'Minions' and recently completed filming on 'Spotlight', a tale of the Catholic Church sex scandal in which he appears with Liev Schreiber, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams.

'Birdman' cost just $18 million to make and Michael recently joked he was looking forward to a substantial pay day from his next projects.

He quipped: "I am actually looking forward to getting a cheque."

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