Looks like things are finally coming together for Big Eyes, a film that’s been on our radar since 2010. The film, starring Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams, has officially signed Tim Burton as director, according to The Hollywood Reporter; It is also reported that The Weinstein Company is set to finance and distribute.
Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski wrote the film. The two will also produce the film along with Burton and Electric City Entertainment’s Lynette Howell.
Waltz and Adams, who replaced Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Reynolds as the leads, will star as Walter and Margaret Keane, the couple that grew eminent in their profession for their paintings of children with large eyes. They became famous when they divorced and Margaret claimed she was the true artist behind the work. She later proved it in an epic court case.
Production on the film is expected to start this summer.