Luciana August 15th, 2014
Entertainment Weekly has on its current issue a preview with all fall movies we’re looking after, and of course Big Eyes is featured on it. It has two new pictures of Amy and a small article.
Twenty years after his beloved biopic Ed Wood, director Tim Burton reteams with screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski for another study of oddball art. Big Eyes takes its name from the famed 1960s paintings of dour children with serious dilation issues, which made kitsch darlings out of husband-and-wife team Walter and Margaret Keane (played by two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz and five-time nominee Amy Adams). “They struck some chord in the suburban environment where I grew up – in every dentist’s office and store and house were these weird, sad, Big Brother things,” says Burton. “Some people loved them, and other people had a violently negative reaction. And I’m fascinated by the cosmic alignment that allows people to create something good and bad at the same time.”
The film, which Burton shot in 29 days for a reported $10 million (1/2 cost of his Alice in Wonderland), chronicles the couple’s marriage and rancorous split amid revelations that Margaret was the true creator of what the world believed was Walter’s work. “She got lost in the lie,” says Adams. “Walter manipulated her for years by telling her that she’d go to jail, that it was fraud, that people would ask for their money back. But her strength eventually brought the truth out.” Burton admits he was attracted to the Keanes’ messed-up union, adding darkly, “In life, is there anything other than a dysfuncional relationship?”.
Big Eyes opens on December 25.
Luciana August 3rd, 2014
USA Today shared earlier today the first images for upcoming Tim Burton’s Big Eyes, and a nice interview with Christoph Waltz and producer Lynette Howell about Walter Keane.
“Walter starts out as a sane, rational, charming individual. But at the end of the movie, he has become completely delusional,” says producer Lynette Howell. “He takes on a whole other level of madness. I don’t know a lot of actors who could play that character and that journey.”
Two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz nailed it in Big Eyes, Howell says, portraying a man who took credit for the famous big-eyed waif paintings by his wife, Margaret (Amy Adams).
“You have to understand that Margaret fell in love with this man. He charmed the pants off her. Walter was incredibly charming,” says Howell. “And that’s something Christoph has in spades. That’s why his characters are so complex.”
“Big Eyes” opens on Christmas Day.
Luciana July 19th, 2014
I have added in our video archive an interview Amy did to Access Hollywood while arriving for the Max Mara dinner last wednesday. Amy explained why did she she gave up her first-class seat on a flight to a U.S. soldier:
I think that if we were paying attention to the soldier right now, maybe more people would do it? I feel like a lot of attention has been paid to me, and I’m grateful that people are latching onto a positive story, but the whole point was to draw attention to the soldier. So I wish more people were paying attention to him right now. Or to them.
She also chat a little bit about being on set for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”:
Everyone there is super yoked, so I feel, you know, not the pressure – because they’re very accepting of all body types. But, you know, everyone looks so great. They’re all in such great shape, so I think it started with the last time I did [Lois Lane], I haven’t stopped working out since. I love it.
Head over to our video archive to watch it.
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” hits theaters on May 6, 2016.
Luciana July 1st, 2014
After seven years, it seems Enchanted sequel is a go. Deadline is reporting that Disney hired writers J. David Stem and David N. Weiss to write Enchanted 2.
Anne Fletcher (The Proposal, The Guilt Trip) is at the helm of the sequel, which will be produced again by Barry Josephson and Barry Sonnenfeld. An earlier draft was written by Jessie Nelson.
There’s no word yet on which cast members are expected back – or IF any of original cast members will be back. Amy has been rumored for coming back as Giselle when Nelson was writing the script, but this seems to be forgotten… until now.
What do you think about the sequel?
Luciana May 28th, 2014
We’re a little low on information about the Man of Steel sequel, but it ends now. As you can see, the official logo was released and with it, the official title for the film: Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Production is already underway and the film is being made in Detroit. According to MLive Ben Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill (Superman) and Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) have already been spotted in the county and some photos of Gal as Diana Prince has already surfaced.
Amy will be back as Lois Lane, but I’m not expecting her role to be larger (in screen time) than it was on Man of Steel. Also the film will have Jeremy Irons as Bruce Wayne’s butler Alfred, and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor.
Dawn of Justice will be with us from April 29, 2016. It was pushed back from its original release date, July 17 next year, to reportedly allow the filmmakers to ‘fully realise their vision’.
Let’s hope pictures of Amy on set can surface soon.