Eva Green Snags Lead Female Role in Tim Burton's 'Dark Shadows'

February 3, 2011
Source: Deadline

Eva Green

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?

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  • Anonymous
    wha...what...what the hell is going on with that picture? I kinda...kinda like it.
  • Harm
    I'm with X there - man... whew. Please tell us more.
  • Traveler
    That picture is really distracting. As a female I just think its weird. But anyway... Just check Netflix and the show is totally on instant queue. I can't wait to watch it! I hope Burton makes a good come back with this. I know Alice made a fortune but I couldn't even get through it. He used to be so good...
    • Anonymous
      At least that way you've been spared the terrible dance the Mad Hatter did at the end of the movie. As for Eva Green... I'm not a fan of the picture you chose, because she has a naturally narrow face with kinda harsh/cold features, and the make-up does not compliment her rather than make her look like a transvestite. >.< Anyways, I like her as an actress and the trashy goth look certainly fits the Tim Burton bill.
  • Fallendeathspider
    isnt this supposed to be a family friendly site..what kinda picture is that o_O
    • Anonymous
      FS family friendly? every read the comment sections?
  • anthony Thalia Al Ghul for her?......:(
  • Fds
    ye she would fit dark knight universe at anytime, lot better then other stupid chicks, nolan taste of woman is terrible, btw, what do you guys want from that picture LOL one good looking "arty" kind of pix, what is "wrong" with it, is beound me
  • Gh
    Eva everyday!
  • Jez
    I'm suprised Burton didn't try and cast Daniel Craig in this one yet, given the chemestry he and Eva had in a certain Casino Royale.
  • George Caltsoudas
    I hate being one of those people, but... she's not young enough to be the female lead. Victoria should be early EARLY twenties.
    • Mayhem
      She is not playing Victoria from the Dark Shadows: Revival series, she is playing Angelique from the original series. I am a fan of Revival, but I have never watched the original.
      • George Caltsoudas
        OH, sorry. your post made actually read the full article. She's playing Angelique. It seems the young girl reported along with Jackie Earle Haley a few days ago is playing Victoria. The article title is misleading then. Victoria is the female LEAD. Angelique is secondary.
  • what is that picture from??
  • 97point6
    As I said in the previous Willie Loomis post, Angelique put the 'B' in witch. Great actress for the role and keep the costume.




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