Michelle Pfeiffer and Helena Bonham Carter joining Tim Burton’s DARK SHADOWS

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
February 15th, 2011

Despite seemingly losing a bit of a step as a filmmaker, Tim Burton can still apparently get himself one hell of a cast.

His upcoming film, DARK SHADOWS, already stars Johnny Depp, Jackie Earle Haley, Eva Green and Bella Heathcote, and now it looks as though the filmmaker is set to re-team with two previously worked with thespians.

First up, THR has revealed that Michelle Pfeiffer is in negotiations to star in the film.  She’ll play Elizabeth Collins Stoddard in this film, a remake of the cult ‘60s TV show.  Production will be starting come April, and with the addition of Pfeiffer, it looks as though the actress is set to continue her career revival with this project.

Finally, Deadline is reporting that Burton’s wife, Helena Bonham Carter, is expected to star in the film as “Hoffman, a specialist in psychology and rare blood disorders who moves into Collinwood.” She ultimately sides with Barnabas, played by Depp, and looks to cure his blood lust.

At this point, despite my disdaing for much of Burton’s canon, this film sounds really fantastic.  I love the cast, and the idea of Burton doing a vampire tale is really intriguing.  The addition of Pfeiffer and Carter definitely adds a lot of intrigue to the already compelling film, so hopefully this can be a step forward for the seemingly stagnant filmmaker.

What do you think?

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