Tim Burton's next movie is called Big Eyes, and The Weinstein Company has announced that it will be released on December 25th. The film is a biopic that centers on a artist named Margaret Keane, a "painter whose distinctive creations featuring big-eyed children became one of art's first mass-market success stories in the 1950s. The drama covers Keane's personal awakening at the onset of the feminist movement, leading to a lawsuit she filed against her husband, Walter, who claimed credit for her works. He lived the high life while she toiled in relative anonymity in the Bay Area."
This seems like it will be a great project for Burton. He's been needing to change things up a bit and do something different. This seems like a different kind of movie than we're used to seeing him make, so my hopes are high.
I'm a huge fan of Burton's early work, but the best thing he's done in the last 6 years is Frankenweenie. I'm looking forward to this new movie that he's making, and I hope it gives us some fresh Burton greatness.
Big Eyes has a solid cast of talented actors that includes Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman, and Terence Stamp.
The Weinstein Company will also release their Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game on November 21st and writer and director Ned Benson's The Disappearance of Eleanor Ribgy on September 26th. Below, you'll find details on these other two movies thanks to the press release that the production company sent out:
Director Morten Tyldum's The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance, Allen Leech and Matthew Beard, offers a dramatic portrayal of the life and work of one of Britain's most extraordinary unsung heroes, Alan Turing. The pioneer of modern-day computing, Turing is credited with cracking the German Enigma code and the film is a nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team at Britain's top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of an unenlightened British Establishment, but his work and legacy live on.
Lastly, The Disappearance of Eleanor Ribgy, which stars James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain, is a love story that explores a New York City couple's relationship during a difficult time in their marriage, from the different perspective of the husband, (McAvoy), a restaurant owner, and of the wife (Chastain), who goes back to college. The project was originally intended to be two different films (subtitled His and Hers) but it is unclear as to whether or not that remains the case.