Eva Green Snags Lead Female Role in Tim Burton's 'Dark Shadows'
After loving her performance in Perfect Sense (read my review here) along with her sheer beauty, it's good to hear we'll be seeing even more of Eva Green in the near future. Deadline reports the Paris-born actress has just landed the lead female role in Tim Burton's adaptation of Dark Shadows, the daytime horror serial that ran on ABC from 1966 to 1971, logging over 1200 episodes filled with ghosts, ghouls, vampires, zombies, werewolves, parallel universes, and time-paradoxes. Green will play the role of Angelique, a character who engaged in a love-hate relationship with Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp) and is also a very powerful witch.
This comes hot on the heels of yesterday's news that Jackie Earle Haley would play Willie Loomis, a con artist who becomes Barnabas' servant and whipping boy, and young newcomer actress Bella Heathcote would play Victoria "Vicki" Winters. It sounds like the project is really coming together after being developed for awhile now. Though I've been getting tired of Burton adapting others work into his own feature films, this project does sound like a return to his spooky yet campy roots that were brought to life in films like Beetlejuice. What do you think?