Two veteran directors have added a couple of very talented actors to their next films. First up, Jason Schwartzman has signed on to star alongside Christoph Waltz, Amy Adams, and Krysten Ritter in director Tim Burton’s true story Big Eyes. The story focuses on the artistic coupling of Margaret (Adams) and Walter (Waltz) 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.
It’s refreshing to see Burton stepping out of his comfort zone casting-wise with this film, as Schwartzman makes yet another Burton-newbie added to the cast. The Wrap reports that the actor will play a San Francisco art gallery owner named Ruben in the film. Hit the jump for casting news concerning Ron Howard’s next film.