Three More Stars Added To The Cast Of Burton's Dark Shadows

By Will LeBlanc 2011-09-01 05:52:32discussion comments
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Dark Shadows has been in the works for nearly four years, getting the initial push towards the big screen by long-time fan of the series Johnny Depp. Since then, it’s been a slow but steady crawl towards production and now the film has finally started shooting in the U.K. with director Tim Burton, who has been attached to the vampire soap opera adaptation since late 2008.

The cast is already packed with talent, but according to THR, three more big names have been added to round out the team. Johnny Lee Miller, who recently starred as a big bad serial killer in Dexter, or as I like to call him “Crash Override”, has joined up as Roger Collins, who is turned into a vampire by Depp’s Barnabas Collins, his own cousin. Also signed on is the much older than her years Chloe Grace Moretz (Let Me In, Kick-Ass) who will play Carolyn Stoddard, Roger’s neice.

The final no-duh-addition is Helena Bonham Carter, Burton’s long time collaborator, girlfriend, and mother of his children. Their last outing together was last year’s mildly atrocious Alice in Wonderland that couldn’t even be saved by Burton’s stunning visuals. The pair have been working together for a long time, but Carter has admitted that Burton always makes her audition for her roles.

Dark Shadows’ cast list is star studded to say the least. These three stars join Depp, Jackie Earle Haley, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green, Christopher Lee and many more for this adaptation of the 60s cult classic TV soap opera. If all goes well, this could easily be the start of a lucrative franchise for everyone involved since the show has, not exaggerating, over 1200 episodes to draw from. Now that production is beginning, stay tuned for more news from the U.K. as shooting kicks into high gear.
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