GeekTyrant has just reported that Christoph Waltz has signed on to star in Big Eyes, a true story, with Tim Burton directing and Amy Adams co-starring.
The movie is based on a true story, and according to Deadline, Adams will play Margaret Keane and Waltz will play 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
Are you excited? We sure are! Tim Burton and Christoph Waltz – yet another renowned talent pairing!