Thomas McDonell and Michael Sheen to Join Dark Shadows

By Mar 29, 2011 Comment (0)

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More casting news for today! This time, we’re here to update the upcoming Tim Burton‘s Dark Shadows because according to the latest reports, it looks that both Michael Sheen and Thomas McDonell are in talks to join this project.

I’m sure you’re familiar that there’s already great cast on board, but still, let me remind you – Johnny Depp, Jackie Earle Haley, Eva Green, Bella Heathcote, Michelle Pfeiffer and Helena Bonham Carter!

So as you see, the adaptation of the 1960’s gothic soap opera, and Burton’s and Depp’s longtime passion project Dark Shadows, that was first announced in 2007.is getting serious. The whole thing revolves around a centuries old vampire searching for fresh blood and his lost love, Josette, and his many adventures involving ghosts, werewolves, time travel and other quite weird stuff.

Seth Grahame-Smith has penned the script and Depp, Graham King, Richard Zanuck, Christi Dembrowski and David Kennedy are producing.

Johnny Depp is on board to play Vampire Barnabas Collins, Eva Green will play Angelique Bouchard Collins, a witch trapped in a love/hate relationship with Depp’s character, Jackie Earle Haley will play Willie Loomis, a conman who releases Collins from his sealed coffin only to be attacked and enslaved as the vampire’s manservant, and Bella Heathcoate is Victoria Winters, the young governess of the Collins estate.

Pfeiffer will play Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, the matriarch of her brood who has not left her mansion in the decade following the disappearance of her husband, while Bonham Carter is Hoffman, a specialist in psychology and rare blood disorders.

When it comes to the latest addition, we learned that Thomas McDonell will play the younger version of Depp’s character, Barnabas Collins, a “self-loathing vampire living in a Maine manor who is searching for his lost love.”

Michael Sheen, on the other hand, is in early discussions for a supporting role in the film, though it’s not yet clear just who he’ll been playing.

As usual, for more updates on Tim Burton‘s Dark Shadows, stay with us.

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