Danny Huston Eyes A Role In Tim Burton's Biopic Big Eyes

By Nick Venable 2013-05-28 21:35:37discussion comments
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The days of excitedly talking about casting for a Tim Burton movie have turned into something much less fantastic than it was in years past - now itís just a mixture of surprise (if the name isnít Johnny Depp) and disappointment (that a talented actor wouldn't take time to make a film that's more worthwhile). But thatís enough Franken-whining for now.

The director's next film is The Weinstein Companyís biopic Big Eyes, and Danny Huston is now in talks to join the cast, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Hustonís latest claim to fame has been his Golden Globe-nominated performance as the unrelenting sociopathic mob boss Ben Diamond on Starzís Magic City.

Burton's dramedy centers on the strained relationship between Walter and Margaret Keane (Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams), whose big-eyed children portraits were extremely popular in the 1950s through the 1960s. What's interesting about the back story is that the coupleís relationship was tarnished due to divorce and lawsuits trying prove who the actual artist actually was. Huston will be playing a ďburnt-out, heavy-drinking gossip reporter,Ē one who presumably gets caught up in the story from the inside. The script was written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, the screenwriting duo who worked with Burton on another biopic, 1995ís Ed Wood.

Beyond his TV work, Huston was last seen in Hitchcock, and will next be seen in Ari Folmanís live-action/animation crossover The Congress. He also hopes to eventually play Richard Nixon in Cary Elwesí directorial debut Elvis & Nixon.
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