Are you ready to plan your 2014 and 2015 around Big Eyes, Goosebumps and The Smurfs? The question is rhetorical. You totally are
Huston has now officially signed on, and is now set to play Dick Nolan, who is described as a “burnt-out, heavy-drinking gossip reporter.” The character of Nolan sounds like trouble, and with Huston's unique blend of boyish charm and reckless swagger, he seems a great fit for the part.
The titular Big Eyes refer to the kitschy paintings of Margaret (Adams) and Walter Keane (Waltz), and the impending implosion of their relationship centered on arguments over the true creator behind those creepy children and their optical enlargements.
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 couple’s relationship was tarnished due to divorce and lawsuits trying prove who the actual artist actually was.
Now, in hindsight, we should have known better than to think a film with paintings of kids with spooky-big eyes could possibly be directed by anyone other than Burton himself.
Witherspoon will play Margaret Keane, an artist whose pop-eyed paintings became all the rage in the 1960s. Also known as “Waifs,” “Keane” and “Sad Eye” paintings, these works of art popped up around San Francisco nearly 50 years ago and became household commodities … until controversy cropped up.