Krysten Ritter has been cast in the forthcoming drama Asthma.

The Breaking Bad and Don't Trust the B--- in Apartment 23 star will take on the role in the film which marks the directorial debut of Jake Hoffman, Dustin Hoffman's son.

Ritter joins Australian actor Benedict Samuel, Christine Lahti and Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr in the film, according to Deadline.

Asthma, which was written by Jake Hoffman, centres on the indie rock scene in New York.

Veronica Mars star Ritter is currently attached to a movie adaptation where she will reprise her role as Gia Goodman.

She is also currently filming Tim Burton's upcoming biographical drama Big Eyes alongside Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz.