Tim Burton’s “Big Eyes”
Over last weekend, USA Today revealed the first official look at Amy Adams as Margaret Keane in Tim Burton’s upcoming biopic “Big Eyes.” Christoph Waltz plays her husband Walter Keane, with Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman, and Terence Stamp co-starring. Danny Elfman is providing the music, as he has with he majority of Burton’s films (and that’s A-OK with me).
The movie chronicles the real-life story of artist Margaret Keane, whose husband Walter took credit for her paintings of big-eyed kids. After their divorce, Margaret tried to rightfully claim credit for her work. Things were ultimately settled in a courtroom “paint off.”
I’m looking forward to this one. While the paintings are pretty damn creepy, they weren’t intended to be, so this will be a bit of a radical shift for Burton. After the epic “what went wrong?!?” of “Dark Shadows,” followed by the “it was OK” of his “Frankenweenie” feature, that is fine with me. Even better, this film finds Burton reteaming with “Ed Wood” screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. So even if the subject matter doesn’t grab me per se, I’m hoping that this project gets Burton back on track.
“Big Eyes” opens December 25, 2014.
(Source: USA Today)