Whenever Tim Burton makes a movie, most expect Johnny Depp to be somehow involved. This is once again the case in Dark Shadows, the upcoming movie adaptation of the ’60s TV series where Depp is set to play the lead, Barnabas Collins.
The rest of the cast assembled so far is impressive, including Jackie Earle Haley, Eva Green, and Bella Heathcote, and it looks like it’s about to get even better than that soon. It’s being reported that Michelle Pfeiffer is in talks to take on the role of Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, a powerful woman who has kept herself buried away in her mansion for ten years since the disappearance of her husband. This would of course reunite Pfeiffer with Burton after she played Catwoman for him in 1992’s Batman Returns.
Another staple to a Tim Burton production the director’s wife, Helena Bonham Carter. The currently Oscar nominated actress for her work in The King’s Speech isn’t officially a member of the Dark Shadows cast yet, but sources are saying that she’s already prepped and ready to take on the role of Dr. Julia Hoffman.
Dark Shadows ran on TV from 1966 to 1971 and was considered a “gothic soap opera,” featuring horrors favorites like vampires, werewolves, ghosts, witches, monsters, and more.
[Source: Heat Vision, Deadline]