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First Stills Of Amy Adams As Margaret Keane In Tim Burton’s ‘Big Eyes’

I’m looking forward to this and not just for the masterful Amy Adams but also because we’ll see Tim Burton move over to more ‘traditional’ cinema roots to tell the real-life story of painter Margaret Keane in BIG EYES.

Keane had huge success in the 1950s with her work but in the 1960s her husband, Walter Keane, took credit for her paintings and they then hit immensely difficult times with legal battles that would effect them both in every possible human way. In Tim Burton’s film, Margaret is portrayed by Amy Adams (already rumoured to give another amazing performance), alongside Christoph Waltz playing Walter, the man who tries to take away her talent and we all know he can play calm-to-crazy extremely well.

We also know what Burton can do and I hope, and always believe, that this move away from the more obscure might be a good idea and give him a chance to show that he’s a great director. It’s written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, who also wrote the likes of ED WOOD, THE PEOPLE VS LARRY FLINT, MAN ON THE MOON, and 1408. These shots come courtesy of USA Today, where Adams had this to say:

“The handling of the brush and paint, the way that Margaret creates the eyes, that is something I studied at great length, but I never mastered it like Margaret has.” she continued, “Margaret really believed that as a woman, people would not buy her art and [Walter] convinced her the life they were able to lead was because the artist was a man, who could sell more art at a higher price than a woman.”

For more from Adams, head over to USA Today and now your stills:



BIG EYES opens in the USA on December 25th, and the UK should see it in 2015. There are also co-starred roles for Jason Schwartzman, Terence Stamp and Krysten Ritter.

Source: USAToday



Dan loves writing, film, music and photography. Originally from Devon, he did London for 4 years and now resides in Exeter. He also has a mild obsession with squirrels and cake. The latter being more of a hobby. Favourite movies include HIGH FIDELITY, ALMOST FAMOUS, ROXANNE, GOOD WILL HUNTING, JURASSIC PARK, too many Steve Martin films and Nolan's BATMAN universe. He can also be found on

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