Ever since Django Unchained swept through my psyche, Christoph Waltz has become one of my new favorite actors. He picked up the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for the film and went on to further blow me away when he hosted Saturday Night Live. He can do no wrong! So I was psyched to hear that he’d been cast in Tim Burton‘s new film Big Eyes. Waltz will play alongside Amy Adams in a film based on the lives of two famous artists from the 60s who were best known for their paintings of children with large eyes, although the drama really began when they got divorced and folks discovered that one of them was a fake. Click inside to learn more!
Deadline Hollywood has the story:
Tim Burton will direct Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams in Big Eyes, the film that Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski scripted…
Waltz, who’s coming off another Oscar turn in Django Unchained, and Adams, nominated for The Master, will play Margaret and Walter Keane, whose paintings of large eyed children became one of the first mass marketed art sensations in the 50s and 60s. Those prints sold in gas stations and every five and dime store across the country. While Walter was the marketing genius, he also took the bows for doing the brush work. He was a full fledged celebrity, a regular on the TV talk show circuit. His shy wife was the actual artist in the family. When they split and she tried to get her due, he painted her as being eccentric, and they ended up in court. There, a judge finally provided them with two easels and ordered them to prove it. Walter’s art reputation went down on the canvas when he begged off because of what he said was pain in his arm. She whipped up one of her trademark big-eyed works.
Now the screenwriters for this one worked with Tim Burton on Ed Wood, which I totally loved. This plot sounds like it was a Burton flick waiting to happen, and Waltz and Adams both have a certain flair for comedy in drama so I think this sounds like a great cast and crew. I can’t wait to hear more about the project!