Earlier today Deadline reported that Tim Burton‘s next directorial project will be the true story Big Eyes written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (Ed Wood, The People Vs. Larry Flynt). The film already has its two leads in both Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams, who will bring the true story of husband and wife Margaret and Walter Keane to life. “[Margaret and Walter’s paintings] of large eyed children became one of the first mass marketed art sensations in the 50s and 60s. Those prints sold in gas stations and every five and dime store across the country. While Walter was the marketing genius, he also took the bows for doing the brush work. He was a full fledged celebrity, a regular on the TV talk show circuit. His shy wife was the actual artist in the family. When they split and she tried to get her due, he painted her as being eccentric, and they ended up in court. There, a judge finally provided them with two easels and ordered them to prove it. Walter’s art reputation went down on the canvas when he begged off because of what he said was pain in his arm. She whipped up one of her trademark big-eyed works.” The film is being produced by the Weinstein Company, and you can read the full story of how and why Big Eyes has taken years to bring into production by visiting Deadline.com.