Speculation has begun that his potential role might be that of Roger Collins, originally played by Louis Edmonds. The character was the troubled brother of Collinwood's matriarch, Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, set to be played by Michelle Pfeiffer in the new film; So far, it has not been confirmed if Roger features in the film's storyline.
Meanwhile, IMDB has reported several new crew appointments for Dark Shadows. Samantha Fazackerley is the project's visual effects assistant co-ordinator. Her other work includes Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Sebastian Lochmann has joined the art department as a sculptor. His credits include Speed Racer and the upcoming Wrath of the Titans. And finally, Roy Halfpenny is the film's prop model maker. His past work includes Where the Truth Lies and the new Captain America movie.