In case you missed it, pop sensation Lana Del Rey co-wrote and performed two original songs for director Tim Burton‘s upcoming film “Big Eyes.” Grammy-nominated Del Rey is evidently a big fan of Burton’s. “I’ve admired Tim Burton’s work for many years and I’m honored to work with him on such a poignant project,” she said in a statement.
Del Rey sings “Big Eyes” in the movie, a song she co-wrote with Daniel Heath — and which is featured front and center in the film — and “I Can Fly,” which she co-wrote with Rick Nowels and which plays out in the credits. Here’s the full synopsis for the movie:
From the whimsical mind of director Tim Burton, BIG EYES tells the outrageous true story of one of the most epic art frauds in history. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, painter Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz) had reached success beyond belief, revolutionizing the commercialization of popular art with his enigmatic paintings of waifs with big eyes. The bizarre and shocking truth would eventually be discovered though: Walter’s works were actually not created by him at all, but by his wife Margaret (Amy Adams). The Keanes, it seemed, had been living a colossal lie that had fooled the entire world. A tale too incredible to be fiction, 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.
New photos and a poster for the based-on-a-true-story art world drama have arrived as well. The Weinstein Company will release the film, which stars Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz, in theaters nationwide on December 25th. Watch the lyric video below. 12/3 Update: Both songs from the movie are now available. Watch/listen below.