Thomas Haden Church is set to play real life painter Walter Keane in Big Eyes. According to Variety, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski are teaming up to direct the film.

Walter Keane became a minor celebrity in the 1950s and 60s for painting pictures of children with really big, creepy eyes. The paintings became a mass-market phenomenon. The project will be a fact-based drama with Keane at the forefront of this artistic fad.

The film does not have a set start date at this time.