Kate Hudson is set to star in Big Eyes, the independently financed film about painter Margaret Keane, reports Variety.
The film marks the feature directing debut of Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (1408); the duo also wrote the script.
Production is tentatively slated for June, depending on the prospects for the resolution of a new SAG contract.
Hudson will play Keane, the painter whose distinctive creations featuring big-eyed children became one of art’s first mass-market success stories in the 1950s. The drama covers Keane’s personal awakening at the onset of the feminist movement, leading to a lawsuit she filed against her husband, Walter, who claimed credit for her works.
Hudson stars this Friday in Fool’s Gold.