The latest is Thomas McDonell, the fresh faced talent from Disney’s Prom, who is reportedly joining Dark Shadows. It is reported he will be playing the younger version of Barnabas Collins, who is played by Burton-regular Depp. That’s a compliment if there ever was one, isn’t it?
In more casting news, Michael Sheen is also reportedly in talks for a supporting role in the film. There are rumours that he will be playing the brother of Michelle Pfeiffer‘s character Elizabeth Collins Stoddard. Sheen has worked with Burton before, he was the voice of the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland, which Mr Depp was also in, of course.
Dark Shadows is based on the popular supernatural soap opera of the same name. It centres on the life of the vampire Barnabas Collins and the various things he gets up to with monsters, witches, werewolves and ghosts.
Eva Green will play Angelique, a witch who has some sort of history with Barnabas. And it wouldn’t be a Tim Burton film without Helena Bonham Carter popping up, she will be playing Dr. Julia Hoffman.
So what do you think? Does it sound a bit boring?