Eva Green Negotiating For The Lead In Tim Burton's Dark Shadows
After years of waiting, yesterday marked the day that Johnny Depp finally got some co-workers for Tim Burton's Dark Shadows when it was announced that Jackie Earle Haley and Bella Heathcote had entered negotiations to play in the film. The rule of threes, however, demands that there be one more name involved and ta-da! Today the third puzzle piece falls into place.
Deadline is reporting that Eva Green, who hasn't done a studio film since the amazing James Bond reboot Casino Royale, is now in talks for the female lead in Dark Shadows. Based on the 1960s horror series about the Collins family and their estate, Green is in line to play Angelique, a powerful witch that has a love-hate relationship with the vampire Barnabas Collins, played by Depp. The production is currently scheduled to begin filming this April.
It was just a little more than a month ago that I was lamenting the recent lack of Eva Green in movies, but this is a perfect project for her to get back in the game with. The actress' style is perfect for a gothic period piece, so much so that I'm wondering why Tim Burton hasn't tried to work with her before. Dark Shadows is already shaping up quite nicely and it would be great if those years of hard work pay off.
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