“Big Eyes,” in which Amy Adams plays San Francisco artist Margaret Keane, famous for paintings of people with big peepers, has its first trailer.
Christoph Waltz plays Margaret’s husband, Walter Keane, who once took credit for her work. According to the trailer, he was a real rat about it, too.
Tim Burton directed “Big Eyes,” which comes from the Weinstein Company, distributor of such best-picture Oscar winners as “The Artist” and “The King’s Speech.” It will open on Dec. 25 in some cities (there is no Sacramento date yet).
Adams has been nominated for five Oscars in eight years without winning. And although Walter Keane was not Margaret Keane’s good-luck charm, perhaps Waltz will be Adams’. Waltz won both times he was nominated for best supporting actor (for “Inglourious Basterds” and “Django Unchained”).
The Keanes lived in San Francisco in the 1950s and ’60s. Margaret Keane, now in her 80s, later moved to Sonoma County.