Big Eyes

Sono ora in corso le riprese per il nuovo film di Tim Burton, “Big Eyes”. Un cast ricco di stelle, ma questa volta non ci saranno né Johnny Depp, né la compagna di Burton, Helena Bonham Carter.

Nel cast troveremo Amy Adams e Christoph Waltz che saranno i protagonisti. Inoltre Danny Huston, Jason Schwartzman e Terence Stamp.

Big Eyes è basato sulla vita di Margaret Keane (Adams), illustratrice molto nota negli Stati Uniti per i suoi disegni di personaggi con gli occhi giganti, e protagonista di una misteriosa vicenda legata al suo divorzio dal marito (Waltz), che inspiegabilmente vendette per anni le stampe dei disegni della moglie spacciandoli per suoi negli anni cinquanta.

Walter Keane became a national celebrity and talk show fixture in the 1950s after he pioneered the mass production of prints of big-eyed kids, and used his marketing savvy to sell them cheaply in hardware stores and gas stations across the country. Unfortunately, he claimed to be the artist. That role was played by Margaret, his shy wife. She generated the paintings from their basement and Walter’s contribution was adding his signature to the bottom. The ruse broke up their marriage, and when she tried to make it known that she authored the paintings, they ended up in a court battle after Walter called her crazy. The case culminated in a dramatic courtroom showdown. The judge put up two easels, side by side, and challenged each of them to start painting. He begged off, blaming a shoulder injury, while she dashed off her familiar big-eyed creation.

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