I am not the biggest fan of the original “Dark Shadows” TV show (way, way, WAY too young when it first came on — as in, wasn’t even born yet), but I do recall the ’90s TV series rather fondly, mostly because it co-starred the incredibly beautiful Joanna Going in her prime.
Having said that, I was pretty ambivalent when Johnny Depp showed up on the “Dark Shadows” set looking like some bad Halloween prank, though some of you weren’t too happy about his look.
Anyways, here’s your first look at the official cast of Tim Burton’s “Dark Shadows” big-screen movie, complete with Johnny Depp in his Barnabas Collins getup, Michelle Pfeiffer right and dominating, and all the main cast gathered for a good old fashion (extended) family portrait. If, you know, your family also consisted of blood-sucking vamps, that is.
Present and accounted for: Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins, Helena Bonham Carter as Dr. Julia Hoffman, Chloe Moretz as Carolyn Stoddard, Eva Green as Angelique Bouchard, Gulliver McGrath as David Collins, Bella Heathcote as Victoria Winters, Ray Shirley as Mrs. Johnson, Jackie Earle Haley as Willie Loomis, Jonny Lee Miller as Roger Collins, and of course, Michelle Pfeiffer as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard.
Here’s a look at the original cast of the original TV show: