Reese Witherspoon & Ryan Reynolds Catch Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes'

January 23, 2012
Source: Variety

Keane Painting / Reynolds and Witherspoon

Though the director is normally behind big budget films starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, this time Tim Burton is stepping into the indie world as a producer for a new film called Big Eyes. But despite the independent nature of the film, some big studio stars have just been attached as Variety reports Ryan Reynolds and Reese Witherspoon will star in the film about artists Margaret and Walter Keane who became famous in the 1960's when their wide-eyed depictions of women and children. However, the couple had some problems as Walter took all the credit and fame for Margaret's beloved work. More below!

Ed Wood writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski will direct the film from a script they also wrote. But their collaboration with Burton isn't the only fantastic biopic to their name as they also scripted the spectacular Man on the Moon starring Jim Carrey as Andy Kaufman. It seems kind of strange to have actors like Ryan Reynolds and Reese Witherspoon take roles like this, but the directors said, "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." Hopefully we'll see this at a festival sometime down the road.

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