The first trailer’s been revealed for Big Eyes, the dramatic true story of Walter and Margaret Keane, the couple behind the large-eyed children paintings that were so popular 50 years ago. The story of how Walter took credit for Margaret’s work because he didn’t believe people would buy paintings from a woman comes to life on the screen with Tim Burton at the helm and Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz as the Keanes.
The cast also includes Jason Schwartzman, Krysten Ritter, and Danny Huston. Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski wrote the script.
The Weinstein Company is opening Big Eyes in theaters on December 25, 2014.
The Official Plot:
Directed and produced by Tim Burton, Big Eyes is based on the true story of Walter Keane (Waltz), who was one of the most successful painters of the 1950s and early 1960s. The artist earned staggering notoriety by revolutionizing the commercialization and accessibility of popular art with his enigmatic paintings of waifs with big eyes. The truth would eventually be discovered though: Keane’s art was actually not created by him at all, but by his wife, Margaret (Adams). The Keanes, it seemed, had been living a lie that had grown to gigantic proportions. Big Eyes centers on Margaret’s awakening as an artist, the phenomenal success of her paintings, and her tumultuous relationship with her husband, who was catapulted to international fame while taking credit for her work.
-By Rebecca Murray
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