If you’re amassing a collection of Tim Burton posters somewhere, this new one for his latest film, Big Eyes, is bound to stand out. The film tells the true story of Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz) and his wife, Margaret (Amy Adams). Back in the 1950s, Walter Keane became a household name courtesy of a series of oil paintings featuring kids with enormous eyes. But the thing is, he wasn’t the one making them. Margaret was.
The very first Big Eyes poster just hit the web and it features Waltz and Adams in front of a Margaret Keane design called “The First Grail.” Hit the jump to check it out. Big Eyes arrives in theaters on December 25th and also stars Krysten Ritter, Terrence Stamp, Jason Schwartzman and Danny Huston.
Via Yahoo! Movies.
Here’s the official synopsis for Big Eyes:
Directed and produced by Tim Burton, BIG EYES is based on the true story of Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), who was one of the most successful painters 1950s and early 1960s. The artist earned staggering notoriety by revolutionizing the commercialization and accessibility of popular art with his enigmatic paintings of waifs with big eyes. The truth would eventually be discovered though: Keane’s were actually not created by him at all, but by his wife, Margaret (Amy Adams). The Keanes, it seemed, had been living a lie that had grown to gigantic proportions. BIG EYES centers on Margaret’s awakening as an artist, the phenomenal success of her paintings, and her tumultuous relationship with her husband, who was catapulted to international fame while taking credit for her work.