Monday 27 March 2017

Witherspoon, Reynolds join Big Eyes

Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Reynolds are heading to the 50s in new indie movie Big Eyes.

The Hollywood stars have signed up to play Margaret and Walter Keane in the biopic about a real-life couple whose art - including paintings of doe-eyed children - was a pop phenomenon in the 50s and 60s, reports Deadline.

The film was written and will be directed by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, who have been trying to get the project off the ground for several years. Tim Burton will be among the producers.

Alexander and Karaszewski said they were "ecstatic" to have signed up their dream cast.

"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," they said.

Before she appears in Big Eyes, Reese, 35, will be seen in action comedy This Means War.

Ryan, 35, also has several projects in the pipeline, including action thriller Safe House and Robert Schwentke's comedy crime film RIPD.

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