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Jason Schwartzman Joins Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes'

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The Weinstein Co.'s film is based on the true story of art couple Margaret and Walter Keane, who both claimed to have painted the famous big-eyed children's paintings.

Jason Schwartzman will get artsy in Tim Burton's upcoming film, Big Eyes.

The Weinstein Co. comedic drama is based on the true story of painter Margaret Keane and her husband Walter, who took credit for his wife’s work.

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Schwartzman, who starred in Rushmore, Spun, I Heart Huckabees and The Darjeeling Limited, will play a San Francisco art gallery owner named Ruben.

Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams will star as the married couple, who rose to prominence in the art world and the mainstream for paintings of big-eyed children in the '50s and '60s. Krysten Ritter and Danny Huston are also signed onto the project, which was written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski.

Schwartzman, who will be seen in the upcoming drama Saving Mr. Banks about the making of Mary Poppins, is repped by WME and attorney Warren Dern.