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Michelle Pfeiffer Falls Into Tim Burton's DARK SHADOWS...


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THR says Michelle Pfeiffer is in talks to join the cast of Tim Burton's DARK SHADOWS bigscreen adaptation, which looks like it'll start filming within the next few months.  Per THR...

Pfeiffer would play Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, the reclusive matriarch of the Collins family which runs the Maine town. The character has not left the mansion since the disappearance  of her husband a decade earlier.

Bella Heatcoate, Jackie Earle Haley, and Eva Green have already landed roles (as Victoria Winters, Willie Loomis, and Angelique respectively).  Johnny Depp heads up the cast as vampirical Barnabas Collins.  

Dan Curtis' progenitor soap opera ran from 1966 − 1971 on ABC - THIS Wiki entry contextualizes the series thusly:  

 It was unprecedented in daytime television when ghosts were introduced about six months after it began.

The series became hugely popular when, a year into its run, vampire Barnabas Collins (played by Jonathan Frid) appeared. Dark Shadows also featured werewolves, ghosts, zombies, man-made monsterswitcheswarlockstime travel (both into the past and into the future), and a parallel universe.


DARK SHADOWS is available HERE, but make sure not to get the revival version which starred Ben Cross.  Some episodes of the original are also streamable/available on DVD via Netflix.  

Lara Parker played Angelique (the role  Green is taking) in the show - here's a look at the character in action...


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