Published Nov 18, 2014In the last couple of years, Lana Del Rey's sad, cinematic sounds have accompanied silver screen blockbusters like The Great Gatsby and Maleficent. So it makes total sense that next up for the singer is Big Eyes, the forthcoming film from director Tim Burton.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the flick will feature two unheard originals from Lana. Title cut "Big Eyes" is said to appear prominently in the middle of the movie, while "I Can Fly" — a co-write with Rick Nowels — plays during the closing credits. Both tunes apparently reflect the perspective of the movie's main character, artist Margaret Keane.
Producer Larry Karaszewski told the Hollywood Reporter that, when the title track plays, "It almost becomes a musical. Lana's song expresses what Margaret is feeling so perfectly, it's like a soliloquy of her inner thoughts."
This song reportedly begins as an instrumental and turns into a vocal number with a "big, pronounced beat."
On top of Del Rey's contributions, the film was scored by Danny Elfman.
Big Eyes stars Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz. It's a biopic about American artist Margaret Keane, who is known for painting distinctive images of children with oversized eyes. Her ex-husband Walter rose to fame in the '50s by claiming that the paintings were his own, but the truth eventually came out after the couple's divorce.
Big Eyes is out on Christmas Day (December 25). See a trailer below. There's no word as to when the soundtrack will be out.