‘Big Eyes’ Set for Awards Season

Variety – The Weinstein Co. has dated “Big Eyes,” starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz, for a Christmas release in the U.S. — positioning it for an awards season push.

In the film, Adams portrays Margaret Keane and Waltz plays her husband Walter Keane, who was credited with revolutionizing popular art in the 1950s and 1960s with portraits of waif-like children with huge eyes. However, Margaret Keane was the actual painter, leading to the breakup of their marriage when the ruse was discovered.

“Big Eyes” is directed by Tim Burton from a script by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman, Terence Stamp and Jon Pulito also star.