Thomas Haden Church opens Big Eyes

He’ll play painter Walter Keane in the Kate Hudson film

Thomas Haden Church is one of those names you always want to see attached to films, whether it’s comedy or drama. Now he’ll be gracing the set of Big Eyes, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski’s truth-based drama that will chronicle the life of painter Margaret Keane, played by Kate Hudson.

Church is taking on the role of Walter Keane, the artist’s controversial fellow paint-dauber, who took credit for her work with portraits of big-eyed kids.

Variety has all the details.