Tim Burton may have made some serious duds over the last few years, but hopefully he’ll give his career a much-needed course correction with Big Eyes, a biopic about real-life couple Walter and Margaret Keane. Walter became rich and famous in the 1950s and 60s for his paintings of big-eyed children, until it came out that his wife Margaret was the one doing all the work.
While we’re still waiting to see some footage from the film, we now know when we can expect it, as Exhibitor Relations is reporting that Big Eyes will open on Christmas Day 2014.
As always, several other films will also be arriving on Christmas. Disney’s Into the Woods, Cameron Crowe’s untitled romantic comedy, Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken, and Hot Tub Time Machine 2 will all give Burton some competition that day. Luckily for the director, he’s gathered quite the cast for this one.
Leaving Johnny Depp behind, Big Eyes stars Christoph Waltz as Walter Keane and Amy Adams as Margaret. They’ll be joined by a supporting cast that consists of Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman, Terence Stamp and Danny Huston. It’s an impressive line-up, for sure, and as long as Burton keeps this film closer to some of his better works, like Big Fish or Ed Wood, it could just remind us of why we once loved the eccentric director.
Source: Exhibit Relations