A music video for the Lana Del Rey song Big Eyes gives fans a glimpse at some new footage for the biopic of the same name. The song was originally scheduled to be the end credits song for Big Eyes, but director Tim Burton decided to incorporate the song into the film itself, using the singer's "I Can Fly" as the end credits track. The singer previously contributed her song "Young and Beautiful" to last year's adaptation The Great Gatsby, which some fans and critics thought was snubbed for a Best Original Song Oscar nomination.
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.
Take a look at this "lyric video" which includes footage from this upcoming biopic, which co-stars Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter, Terence Stamp and Jason Schwartzman. Stay tuned for more scenes and images as we get closer to the Christmas Day release.