It seems to be a truism that if you’re an actor who has worked with Tim Burton once, you have a good chance of working with the director again. Today we have learned that the director is hoping to reunite with two actresses whom he has worked with before for his upcoming big screen Dark Shadows adaptation – Michelle Pfeiffer and Helena Bonham Carter.
Pfeiffer, who previously appeared in Burton’s Batman Returns, is up for the role of Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, matriarch of the Collins family.
Of course, Bonham Carter’s participation in Dark Shadows was almost a given anyway, as she and Burton have been a couple for quite some time now, with Bonham Carter having appeared in Burton’s remakes of Planet Of The Apes and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory as well as Big Fish, Sweeney Todd and Alice in Wonderland.
Headlining the cast is Johnny Depp as the vampire Barnabas Collins, the actor’s seventh collaboration with Burton. Also in the cast are Burton film freshmen Jackie Earl Haley, Bella Heathcoate and Eva Green.
Wow. Bonham Carter. In a Tim Burton movie. Shocked!