Saturday, June 29, 2013

Terence Stamp Added to "Big Eyes"

Deadline reports that actor Terence Stamp (Wanted, Get Smart, Unfinished Song) is the latest addition to Tim Burton's forthcoming Big Eyes. Stamp will play the role of John Canaday, "the elitist and exasperated senior art critic for the New York Times."

Friday, June 21, 2013

"Peregrine's Home for Peculiars" Gets July 2015 Release Date

We haven't heard a lot about the feature film adaption of Ransom Riggs' debut young adult novel, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, in quite a while. But finally, we have some news. The Hollywood Reporter states that Fox has already given the movie a release date: July 31st, 2015.

Fox has also given the film a slightly more digestible title: Peregrine's Home for Peculiars. Tim Burton is still attached to direct the film, and is supposed to do so after having completed Big Eyes (which will begin shooting in Vancouver this July). Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass, Stardust, X-Men: First Class) has written the most recent version of the screenplay.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that, "the story follows a teenage boy who is transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures out to destroy them."

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Jason Schwartzman Joins "Big Eyes"

The Wrap reports that Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore, I Heart Huckabees, Moonrise Kingdom) has joined the cast of Tim Burton's new film, Big Eyes.

Schwartzman will play the role of Ruben, a San Francisco art gallery owner. He will appear in Burton's new film alongside Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, and Krysten Ritter.

"Jason has been part of such a diverse list of intelligent, often whimsical films during his career and makes an exciting addition to this already fantastic cast," said TWC Co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Krysten Ritter Joins "Big Eyes"

Deadline reports that actress Krysten Ritter (TV's Breaking Bad and Don't Trust the B___ in Apt. 23) will be joining Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz in Tim Burton's forthcoming film, Big Eyes.

Deadline writes that Ritter "will play DeeAnn, the free-spirited confidante to Margaret [played by Amy Adams] who tries to coax her friend to come out of her shy shell."