Amy Adams has five Oscar nominations to her name since 2006, but its “Big Eyes” that could finally put her in the winner’s circle. The Tim Burton film, which The Weinstein Company will release on Christmas Day, tells the story of Margaret Keane (Adams), the famed painter whose husband claimed credit for her work to great acclaim and fortune. Christoph Waltz plays Keane’s husband, Walter, in full mustache-twirl mode. Jason Schwartzman, Krysten Ritter, Danny Huston and Terence Stamp round out the eclectic cast. The story, though, is Adams, who many expect to see score a sixth Academy Award nomination for her troubles (and her third nod in as many years). Props, too, to The Weinstein Company for using Danny Elfman’s score from “Silver Linings Playbook” at the beginning of the “Big Eyes” trailer, a perhaps not-so-subtle reference to the studio’s last big, quirky Oscar darling.
“Big Eyes” is out on Dec. 25. Watch the film’s first trailer below. We’re suitably excited.