EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Writers Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander Talk 'Big Eyes'

Wednesday, 24 December 2014 14:12
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Opening in theaters on December 25th is the new film from visionary director Tim Burton (Frankenweenie, Batman) called Big Eyes, which is based on the true story of artist Margaret Keane. The movie was written by Larry Karaszewski (Ed Wood) and Scott Alexander (The People vs. Larry Flynt), and stars five-time Academy Award-nominee Amy Adams (Man of Steel), two-time Academy Award-winner Christoph Waltz (The Green Hornet), Krysten Ritter (A.K.A. Jessica Jones), Jason Schwartzman (Saving Mr. Banks), Danny Huston (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), and Terence Stamp (Superman II). 

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of sitting down with writers Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander at their office on the Sony lot in Los Angeles to talk about their work on Big Eyes. The two accomplished actors discussed their new film, what interested them about the source material, writing a female protagonist, making Walter Keene (Christoph Waltz) a sympathetic antagonist, how long they have been working on the project, why they asked Tim Burton to direct, and collaborating with the legendary filmmaker. 

To watch our exclusive interview with writers Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander about Big Eyes, please click on the video player above.

SYNOPSIS:

A drama about the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane (Adams), her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband (Waltz), who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.

Big Eyes opens in theaters on Christmas Day, December 25th.