Tim Burton to Direct Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams in BIG EYES
Tim Burton has signed on to direct Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams in a new film called Big Eyes, which was written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (Ed Wood). This sounds like an interesting project for Burton to take on, which is a good thing! He's been needing to change things up a bit, and this is perfect for him!
The movie is based on a true story, and according to Deadline, Adams will play Margaret Keane and Waltz will play Walter Keane, "whose paintings of large eyed children became one of the first mass marketed art sensations in the 50s and 60s. Those prints sold in gas stations and every five and dime store across the country. While Walter was the marketing genius, he also took the bows for doing the brush work. He was a full fledged celebrity, a regular on the TV talk show circuit. His shy wife was the actual artist in the family. When they split and she tried to get her due, he painted her as being eccentric, and they ended up in court. There, a judge finally provided them with two easels and ordered them to prove it. Walter’s art reputation went down on the canvas when he begged off because of what he said was pain in his arm. She whipped up one of her trademark big-eyed works."
At one point, the writers of the movie were set to direct it with Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Reynolds in the lead roles, but I like this new cast much better. I'm also excited that Burton has decided to direct it. What do you think about the story behind this movie and the talent who's involved with it?