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Stamp joins Burton's film Big Eyes

Terence Stamp has joined Tim Burton's drama Big Eyes.

The Oscar-nominated British star is to play John Canaday, "the elitist and exasperated senior art critic for the New York Times" in the movie, said The Hollywood Reporter.

Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz have already signed on to portray married painting duo Margaret and Walter Keane in the upcoming biopic.

Terence's character is appalled by Walter's rise to prominence after he took credit for his wife's work.

The film also stars Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter and Jason Schwartzman.

"Besides the fact that Terence is one of the most brilliant actors of our time and a likely best actor Oscar nominee for Unfinished Song, he dated Julie Christie and Brigitte Bardot. Not casting him for that reason alone would be a mortal sin!" said The Weinstein Co's Harvey Weinstein in a statement.

Tim is directing and producing Big Eyes with Electric City Entertainment's Lynette Howell, and writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski.

Filming is expected to begin in Vancouver shortly, in time for a 2014 release.

Terence, who is best known for playing General Zod in Superman and Superman II, is also attached to comedy The Art Of The Steal alongside Kurt Russell and Jay Baruchel.

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