Tim Burton’s Big Eyes trailer strikes an emotional chord.
Tim Burton movies have widely been considered as eerie, unique, powerful, and often dark. In a new trailer released by the Weinstein Company, Burton has done it again but this time it’s a little different than his usual storybook fantasy.
Big Eyes, starring Amy Adams and Breaking Bad’s Krysten Ritter, is based on the true story of artist Margaret Keane whose husband took credit for her artwork in the 50’s and 60’s because "people don’t buy lady art." The famous paintings all had trademark big eyes, "the windows to the soul."
As seen in the preview, Adams is a single divorcé who arrives in North Beach San Francisco with her young daughter. As the trailer unfolds, audiences are drawn into the emotional journey of an artist who receives no credit for her originality and in turn, ends up battling her husband in a divorce. All the feelings of female power and perseverance come through powerfully in the three-minute video.
The film was originally to be produced by Burton with actors Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Reynolds in the leading roles. However, with rehiring and recasting, Burton changed to director of the film and it is be released in theaters Christmas Day.
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