Saturday, March 26, 2011

Michael Sheen for Dark Shadows Movie?

Online entertainment blog The Playlist reports that Welsh actor Michael Sheen is in talks to join the cast of Tim Burton's Dark Shadows movie. Playlist has "confirmed with sources close to the production" that the actor is "in early discussions for supporting role in the film, though it's not yet clear just who he'll been playing."

Michael Sheen is an acclaimed character actor, with a distinguished list of credits including many biographical roles. His work includes Frost/Nixon, The Queen and Alice in Wonderland for Tim Burton, along with recurring roles in the Twilight films and television's 30 Rock.

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.

4 comments:

Chad Moore said...

I think he'd make a great Roger, and I sure do hope that all of the core DS characters will be featured in the movie.

Michael said...

I agree, Chad. This could be our Roger. I had actually been thinking, since Louis Edmonds was gay, and brought a bit of that to his portrayal of Roger Collins, that a gay actor would be a great pick for the part. But a straight British guy...close enough right? Ha! At least Tim Burton seems to be finding great actors for the film...

Chez said...

I like Michael and think he would be great .

MadNad said...

Michael Sheen has confirmed on a radio 2 interview today that he is in Dark Shadows. He said about upcoming projects that he "is doing a film this summer with Tim Burton".

http://www.michael-sheen.co.uk/newsdesk/2011/04/11/michael-sheen-confirms-appearance-in-tim-burtons-dark-shadows/