Michael Sheen may join Tim Burton’s next film, Dark Shadows, which is an adaptation of the famous 60’s television show. If Sheen joins, he’ll step into an already impressive cast that includes Johnny Depp, Jackie Earle Haley, Eva Green, Bella Heathcote, Michelle Pfeiffer and Helena Bonham Carter. Like I said, impressive. The Playlist tells us that Sheen is still in discussions and it’s not clear yet what role he would take. Apparently he will read this weekend and then negotiations can begin as early as next week. Seeing as the film is set to start filming next month, we should have confirmation on this sooner than later.
Sheen is a brilliant actor who has had some fantastic roles, most recently he was seen in TRON: Legacy and was probably the best part about the film. He has given fantastic performances in films like Unthinkable, The Damned United, Frost/Nixon and The Queen, to name a few. He has also worked with Burton before on Alice In Wonderland. I think he would fit in very nicely with the strong cast and I’d be thrilled to see him in the film.
What do you think?