Tim Burton to Next Direct Biopic BIG EYES; Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams Will Star

     April 2, 2013

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Director Tim Burton’s long-developing biopic Big Eyes is finally moving forward.  The filmmaker first became attached to the pic back in 2010, when he sparked to a script by Ed Wood scribes Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski that he intended to produce.  The film’s story focuses on the artistic coupling of Margaret and Walter Keane.  Walter became famous in the 1950s and 60s for paintings featuring saucer-eyed kids, though it was the shy Margaret who really did the work.  Margaret eventually tired of the misplaced credit, which led to a divorce and a heated court battle to prove authorship of the paintings.

Ryan Reynolds and Reese Witherspoon became attached to play the couple early last year, but now a different promising duo of actors will be bringing The Keanes to life on the big screen with Burton in the director’s chair, as Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams have signed on to topline the pic.  Hit the jump for more.

tim-burton-big-eyesPer Deadline, Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams are set to star in Big Eyes with Burton directing.  This is a stellar bit of casting, and both actors are coming off of Academy Award nominations for fantastic work in last year’s Django Unchained and The Master respectively, with Waltz taking home the gold for Best Supporting Actor in his second collaboration with Quentin Tarantino.  Burton had yet to commit to his next project as recently as last fall when he was nearing the end of a rather exhausting year that saw the release of two Burton films: Dark Shadows and Frankenweenie.

The filmmaker is also developing a Beetlejuice sequel and a new take on Pinocchio with Robert Downey Jr., but he has now settled on Big Eyes as his next project with filming set to get underway this spring.  Moreover, The Weinstein Company has come aboard to handle financing and distribution for the indie.  Though Burton certainly has a flair for visuals with larger, genre-oriented studio properties, I’m very, very excited about the prospect of him tackling a smaller-scale drama like Big Eyes.

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