Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski will direct Big Eyes, a drama they wrote, says Variety.
The film explores the relationship between painter Margaret Keane and her husband, Walter, who took credit for her work. He lived the high life while she toiled in relative anonymity in the Bay Area.
Andrew Meieran will fully finance an under-$20 million budget through his Bureau of Moving Pictures. Production begins early next year.
Bonafide partners Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa (Little Miss Sunshine) will produce with Meieran and Dan Halsted.
While Alexander and Karaszewski are coming off the horror hit 1408, the Keane saga brings them back to the milieu of their fact-based scripts Ed Wood, Man on the Moon and The People vs. Larry Flynt.