Director Tim Burton takes on another biopic in the same vein as his 1994 critical success Ed Wood with Big Eyes, once again looking at an eccentric artist and their body of work. This time, the master storyteller is turning his camera on the life of Margaret Keane, a painter whose distinctive big-eyed children became one of art's first mass-market success stories in the 1950s, and a phenomena that still resides today. The first trailer has arrived, which also looks at Margaret's relationship with her husband Walter, who took credit for her work. Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams star in this tale, which ends with Margaret taking Walter to court, where they are both asked to recreate their work in front of a jury. We won't spoil the end of this whimsical true tale, wrought with some interestingly odd drama. Take a look at the first footage before Big Eyes lands in theaters this Christmas.
Directed and produced by Tim Burton, Big Eyes is based on the true story of Walter Keane (Christoph 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 (Amy 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.