I am so excited for Big Eyes – the upcoming movie from Tim Burton. For those who aren’t familiar with the storyline it is based on the true events of Margaret (Amy Adams) and Walter Keane’s (Christoph Waltz) life, love and ultimate loss. Margaret Keane was the painter behind the entire Big Eyes franchise – (yes it’s more than just a function on your mac Photo Booth!) – which was hugely popular in the 1950s. All of her work although created herself had her husbands signature on as he claimed the work for his own because “people don’t buy lady art.” The story unfolds in a courtroom type drama as Margaret fights for what is rightfully hers. Amy Adams has already been tipped for an academy award return after being nominated five times unsuccessfully. I can’t wait to see how she characterises Margaret, I’m expecting some pretty deep moments. I can’t even imagine how demented and shrill having all your work forged under another name would turn you. Who knows 2015 just may be Adams year to snatch the coveted award. I’m also glad Tim Burton is taking a small step away from total fantasy for a moment so that he doesn’t become his own stereotype. Although by the looks of the trailer the movie is going to be perfectly peppered with just the right amount of Burton. This week it was also announced that songstress Lana Del Rey will be voicing the soundtrack and will be contributing two new exclusive songs for the film. According to film producer Larry Karaszewski, Lana was shown the film by Tim and completely fell in love with it. She is said to have deeply connected with the story in particular Margaret & one song is basically a soliloquy of her most inner thoughts. With Lanas own dark past I’m sure she will do justice to the deranged themes throughout. I’m just excited for new music as I have most definitely killed out ultraviolence much to my dismay.
Big Eyes will be released on Christmas Day 2014.