Oscar-nominated star Terence Stamp (‘Song for Marion,’ ‘The Limey’), Jason Schwartzman (‘Bored to Death,’ ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,’ ‘Rushmore’) and Krysten Ritter (‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23,’ ‘Vamps’) are set to star alongside Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams in ‘Big Eyes.’
The Tim Burton-directed film was penned by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (‘Ed Wood,’ ‘Man on the Moon’) and is based on the relationship between artists Margaret and Walter Keane, whose art — especially paintings of doe-eyed children — became a pop phenomenon in the 1950s and 1960s. The couple’s lives were filled with controversy; while it was the extremely shy and timid Margaret who was the true talent, Walter stole all the credit, selling the art under his name. They became embroiled in a heated court case over who deserved credit for the art.
Schwarzmann will be playing a San Francisco art gallery owner named Ruben who deals with the couple, while Ritter will be portraying DeeAnn, Margaret’s free-spirited friend who tries to coax her out of her shy shell. Danny Huston (‘Magic City,’ ‘Hitchcock’) co-stars.
‘Big Eyes’ is set to begin principal photography this summer with Alexander, Karaszewski, Burton and Lynette Howell of Electric City Entertainment producing.