The Weinstein Company announced today that the next big project from director Tim Burton will find its way to a theater near you on one of the best movie going days of the year. The film Big Eyes will hit theaters nationwide on Christmas Day.
Burton’s latest story centers on a young painter by the name of Margaret Keane. Back in the 1950’s, Margaret created a series of very unusual, yet incredibly intriguing paintings that featured big eyed children. The problem really began when her husband Walter began to claim credit for the works.
While she was slaving away in the basement of their home creating the masterpieces, her husband would sign his name to the bottom of them before they went out to be sold. Over time, this resulted in the downfall of their marriage and ended with a very heated divorce battle in which she accused him of stealing her work.
Big Eyes will have its fair share of competition at the Box Office when the film hits theaters. Also releasing that day is the latest directorial effort from Angelina Jolie entitled Unbroken starring Jack O’Connell, a currently untitled Cameron Crowe project starring Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone, and film by the name of Into the Woods starring longtime Burton collaborator Johnny Depp and Anna Kendrick.
This is the first directorial effort from Burton since 2012 when he made the stop-motion animation Frankenweenie. The screenplay for Big Eyes was written by screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. The duo also worked together on projects like 1408 and Agent Cody Banks.
The film stars Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz as Margaret and Walter Keane. Big Eyes also stars Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman, Terence Stamp, Danny Huston, Emily Fonda, and many more.
Big Eyes is scheduled to be released on December 25, 2014.