(PCM) “Summertime Sadness” and “Video Games” songstress Lana Del Rey has provided two songs to the soundtrack to Tim Burton’s drama Big Eyes, starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz, in theaters this Christmas Day.
Big Eyes will feature Lana Del Rey’s “Big Eyes” as a pivotal song in the film and “I Can Fly” during the end credits, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Lana Del Rey’s fans are hopeful that her two songs for Big Eyes will land her an Oscar nomination after what many deemed as a snub at the 2014 Academy Awards for her song, “Young and Beautiful” for Bahz Luhrmman’s The Great Gatsby.
Courtesy of Yahoo! Movies, the lyric video for “Big Eyes” has made its way to the internet; hear the song and watch the lyric video for Big Eyes below!
Directed and produced by Tim Burton, Big Eyes is based on the true story of Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), who was one of the most successful painters 1950s and early 1960s.
The artist earned staggering notoriety by revolutionizing the commercialization and accessibility of popular art with his enigmatic paintings of waifs with big eyes.
The truth would eventually be discovered though: Keane’s were actually not created by him at all, but by his wife, Margaret (Amy Adams).
The Keanes, it seemed, had been living a lie that had grown to gigantic proportions.
Big Eyes centers on Margaret’s awakening as an artist, the phenomenal success of her paintings, and her tumultuous relationship with her husband, who was catapulted to international fame while taking credit for her work.
Starring alongside Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz are Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman, and Terence Stamp.
Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, who have worked together before on the screenplays for 1408, Ed Wood, Man on the Moon, and The People vs. Larry Flynt, among other titles, teamed up to write the screenplay for Big Eyes.
Big Eyes opens in theaters nationwide December 25, 2014!