Krysten Ritter's career has been given a boost by Tim Burton after the eccentric director cast her in his new movie Big Eyes.

The actress' U.S. sitcom Don't Trust The B---- In Apartment 23 was dropped by bosses at America's ABC network earlier this year (13), but she has now landed her dream role in the upcoming biographical drama.

The movie focuses on Margaret and Walter Keane, the married couple whose kitch paintings of large-eyed children became one of the first mass-marketed art sensations of the 1950s and 1960s.

Amy Adams stars as Margaret, while her husband will be played by Christoph Waltz.

Ritter has been cast in the role of Margaret's friend DeAnn, and the star took to her page to alert fans to her good news.

She writes, "Over the moon!! It's been a dream to work with Tim Burton! Dream big kiddies!"