Helena Bonham Carter and Michelle Pfeiffer Joining 'Dark Shadows'

February 15, 2011
Source: Deadline

Bonham Carter / Pfeiffer

With Johnny Depp taking the lead, Eva Green and Jackie Earle Haley recently signing on for the film, the cast of Dark Shadows can't get much better. But now Tim Burton has brought on a couple of previous collaborators to the project as well. Deadline reports Michelle Pfeiffer and Helena Bonham Carter are being lined up to join the adaptation of the the daytime TV horror serial that ran on ABC from 1966 to 1971, logging over 1,200 episodes filled with ghosts, ghouls, vampires, zombies, werewolves, parallel universes, and time-paradoxes. Pfeiffer is currently in talks, but Carter hasn't yet begun official negotiations just yet.

Michelle Pfeiffer will play Elizabeth Collins Stoddard the reclusive matriarch of the Collins clan and owner of Collinwood, the mansion where the supernatural saga unfolds. Meanwhile, the role that should be for Carter is that of Dr. Julia Hoffman, a specialist in psychology and rare blood disorders who moves into Collinwood. The character is initially a threat to Barnabas (Depp), but she eventually becomes his ally and tries to cure him of his thirst for blood. Since Bonham Carter is Burton's wife, her casting isn't a surprise, but I like that Burton is bringing Pfeiffer back into his twisted world of film. She was great as Catwoman in Batman Returns, and has enjoyed a moderate resurgence of her fame again these past five years. What do you think?

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helena awesome but not sure about the movie yet

A5J4DX on Nov 13, 2018


helena awesome but not sure about the movie yet

A5J4DX on Nov 13, 2018


suprise suprise lol....

Dave on Feb 15, 2011


what no sexy pics? What the eff!?

Anonymous on Feb 15, 2011


Helena Bonham Carter in a Tim Burton Movie? What? Never

Mountain Top Movies on Feb 15, 2011


Paint me shocked and surprised.

Angry Chief on Feb 16, 2011


This just keeps getting better and least this childhood memory is being treated with respect as well as being true to the orginal. ( Unlike what we have seen recently...i.e. Observe and Report II: The Green Hornet)

RandallM on Feb 16, 2011


Michelle is the suprising canidate in the sense that some may consider her as "past her prime". Eva Green for the witch is a good choice. Anyone who thinks that she's "not ready for prime time yet", should revisit Casino Royale.

Jam on Feb 16, 2011

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