Release Date: December 25, 2014
Whether you think these eyes show amazing emotional depth, or they just creep you right out, you have to admit that the artist has talent. She and her paintings are the subject for an upcoming biographical movie titled Big Eyes.
This is the story of American Artist Margaret Keane, who’s work is characterized by children with over-sized eyes. In the 1960’s her artwork was sold under the name of Walter Keane, her husband who took credit for her work. As you can probably guess, this led to her hiring one of these attorneys like Cordell & Cordell, divorcing and suing Walter.
Among the stars of this movie are; Amy Adams(Man of Steel, American Hustle), Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained, Inglorious Basterds), Krysten Ritter (Breaking Bad, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23), Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore, Scott Pilgrim vs The World), Danny Huston (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, 21 Grams), Terrence Stamp (Wanted, Star Wars: Episode I). This is a good collection of talent that’s sure to give a great performance.
Here’s where this gets a little odd, this film is being directed by Tim Burton.
If you’re like me, you’re probably wondering why Tim Burton, king of twisted, would take on this biographical film about a painter. Turns out, Burton has been a big fan of this artist for years, even commissioning her to paint a portrait of his girlfriend Lisa Marie.
Of course you can’t have Tim Burton without Danny Elfman, who will score the film. Tim Burton has been working with Danny Elfman ever since Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, when Burton contacted the then lead musician of the 80s rock band Oingo Boingo (How’s that for some random trivia!).
Compelling cast, amazing director, intriguing story, I’ll be there. If you need more convincing that this odd tale can become something more, just check out this trailer.