Tim Burton Big Eyes First Look
This December, the unpleasant divorce battle between artists Margaret Keane and Walter Keane will be coming to the big screen, directed by Tim Burton. It is generally agreed that Margaret Keane painted the wildly successful series of big-eyed waif children, staring tragically out of the frame at the viewer. During the 1960’s, at the height of kitsch art, Walter Keane claimed to be the painter, perhaps as a marketing ploy, perhaps to split the effort of creation and promotion, or perhaps just to take the glory for himself. The movie Big Eyes depicts the couple getting together and then splitting up in a court case which was quite the drama of its day, including Margaret challenging Walter to a live painting competition.
Big Eyes was written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, with whom Tim Burton also did Ed Wood. The eminently qualified writing team also co-wrote for Goosebumps, 1408, and That Darned Cat. Amy Adams plays Margaret Keane and Christoph Waltz plays Walter Keane, as he takes another Oscar run with his penchant for playing bad men.
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