Which Hollywood all-stars would make a perfect onscreen couple? If you’re voting to see Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Reynolds play opposite each other on the big screen, you won’t have to wait much longer: the two are set to star in Big Eyes. Read on for more details about the indie biopic, especially who will be producing the film…
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the indie biopic Big Eyes will be based on the true story of Margaret and Walter Keane, whose pop-eyed paintings became a sensation in the 1960s.
Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski will write and direct the film, and Tim Burton will serve as producer via Tim Burton Productions. Lynette Howell and Jamie Patricof will also produce through Electric City Entertainment.
The plot of Big Eyes will revolve around the controversial relationship between Margaret (who will be played by Reese Witherspoon) and Walter Keane (who will be played by Ryan Reynolds). Though Margaret was the true artistic talent, Walter claimed credit for her work and sold her paintings under his name.
Karaszewski and Alexander previously collaborated with Burton on Ed Wood and released a statement about the upcoming film project:
We are ecstatic to have this dream cast for our dream project. Walter is a larger-than-life antihero — charming, funny, dangerous, and a little crazy. Ryan will knock it out of the park. As for Reese, she will be perfect as Margaret — soulful, decent, transforming from vulnerability to learning to fight for herself.
Are you excited to see ‘Big Eyes’ on the big screen?
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