Tim Burton News

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.”

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.

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.”

We have a new poll: “Which Future Tim Burton Film Do You Most Want to See?”

Big Eyes
• Peregrine’s Home for Peculiars

It should be noted that Tim Burton is merely attached to direct Peregrine’s Home for Peculiars, and not confirmed to be helming that project just set. There are also other films that he might be associated with, but those are simply in development (and might be included in future polls once more details arise!).

Feel free to discuss in the comments section below!

Here are the results from our previous poll, “Which 2012 Tim Burton Film Was Your Favorite?”:

35 votes (7%) for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

142 votes (31%) for Dark Shadows

272 votes (60%) for Frankenweenie

Total number of votes: 449

The Vancouver Sun has a gallery of photos featuring director Tim Burton and actors Christoph Waltz and Jason Schwartzman filming Big Eyes on Powell Street in the Gastown neighborhood of Vancouver, British Columbia on July 31st. Actors in 1950’s attire and vintage cars adorned the street. Here are just a few of the image, but you can see the full photo gallery here.

Jason Schwartzman on set.

An actor on set as a 1950’s journalist.

Christoph Waltz (in green shirt) being mobbed by crowd and press for a scene in Big Eyes.

Tim Burton and Christoph Waltz on set.