Tim Burton returns to direct Big Eyes, starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz in a story about Walter and Margaret Keane, two darlings of the art scene of the 1950s whose marriage and partnership disintegrated when the latter accused the former of taking the credit for her work.
The matter went to court, with the two compelled to paint in real time to prove once and for all who deserved recognition as such.
“I admire Walter Keane for his marketing. For being able to sustain that scam for so long and how he managed to climb the ladder from literally the bottom. I am not completely against him at all,” Waltz told USA Today about his character. “She was part of it. She knew, that changes everything.”
The film also stars Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman, Danny Huston, and Terence Stamp.
Big Eyes hits theaters on Christmas Day.