Thomas Haden Church will star with Kate Hudson in “Big Eyes.”
Church will play Walter Keane, who became a celebrity in the 1950s and ’60s because of a series of paintings of big-eyed children that became a mass-market phenomenon.
Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski will direct the fact-based drama from their own script.
Church starred in “Spider-Man 3” and will next be seen in the Noam Murro-directed “Smart People,” which Miramax opens April 11. He recently wrapped “All About Steve” and “NowhereLand.”