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Jason Schwartzman Joins Christoph Waltz, Amy Adams in Tim Burton’s ‘Big Eyes’ (Exclusive)

The Weinstein Company drama is based on a true story and co-stars Krysten Ritter

Jason Schwartzman has joined the cast of Tim Burton's "Big Eyes," the Weinstein Company drama that stars Amy Adams as painter Margaret Keane and Christoph Waltz as her husband Walter, who took credit for his wife's work while she toiled in obscurity.

Based on a true story, "Big Eyes" is being produced by Burton, Lynette Howell of Electric City Entertainment and screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, who previously worked with Burton on "Ed Wood."

Krysten Ritter is set to co-star as Margaret's free-spirited friend and confidante DeeAnn, while Schwarzmann will play a San Francisco art gallery owner named Ruben.

"Jason has been part of such a diverse list of intelligent, often whimsical films during his career and makes an exciting addition to this already fantastic cast," said TWC Co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein.

Schwartzman recently starred in Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" and wrapped the director's upcoming movie "The Grand Budapest Hotel." He'll soon be seen in Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks."

Schwartzman is repped by WME and attorney Warren Dern.