The cast continues to grow for Tim Burton’s upcoming adaptation of Dark Shadows, based on the supernatural serial series which ran from 1966 to 1971. Deadline reports the latest to board the production is Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass) with the young actress set to play Carolyn Stoddard, the daughter of Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer). The acting addition comes just a few days after newcomer Thomas McDonell was signed to play a younger version of Barnabas Collins with Johnny Depp having already been confirmed to play the older version of the patriarch.
Eva Green is in the role of Angelique Bouchard Collins while Helena Bonham Carter is going to play Dr. Julia Hoffman. Jackie Earle Haley rounds out the cast to play conman Willie Loomis. Burton will direct the production based on a screenplay by John August and Seth Grahame-Smith.
Plot Concept: Based on Dan Curtis’ cult ’60s supernatural TV show, “Dark Shadows” was a highly atmospheric, spooky soap-opera that featured gothic horror staples like vampires, monsters, witches, werewolves, ghosts and zombies. Johnny Depp will play Barnabas Collins, the vampire patriarch of the series which was once portrayed by Jonathan Frid.