After guest starring on ‘Dexter’ last season as the inspirational speaker Jordan Chase, actor Jonny Lee Miller worked with Danny Boyle on a stage production of ‘Frankenstein’ where he played the roles of Dr. Frankenstein and his monster.
Now Miller will be returning to the silver screen, co-starring with Johnny Depp in the remake of the 1966 supernatural soap opera ‘Dark Shadows.’
The official first photo of the cast surfaced on Entertainment Weekly and if you were a fan of the original series, then you’ll be more than happy with the look and feel that they going for with the cast photo.
The film centers around Joshua and Naomi Collins and their young son Barnabas who decide to leave Liverpool and start up a life in America as they try to shake off a strange curse that has plague their family for ages. Twenty years later Barnabas is a rich and powerful bachelor who inevitably ends up breaking the heart of the wrong woman. Angelique Bouchard turns out to be a witch and she dooms Barnabas with living the life of a vampire. Two centuries later Barnabas is freed from his tomb and rejoins the world in 1972. He returns to his mansion to find it in shambles along with the remains of the strange and peculiar Collins family.
Miller is taking on the role of Roger Collins, one of the main family members that are responsible for the entire Collins family falling into ruins. Seth Grahame-Smith, the writer of ‘Dark Shadows’ revealed a few details about Jonny Lee’s role in the film. He said;
“He’s a creepy, self-centered guy who likes to order Willie around, likes to pretend the family is still on top of his game. When Barnabas shows up and has some very specific ideas about how to make things right, he’s obviously going to bump heads with Roger Collins.”
The film is directed by Tim Burton and stars, Jonny Lee Miller, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Michelle Pfeiffer. ‘Dark Shadows’ will be coming to a theater near you in May of 2012.
Photo: Leah Gallo, Entertainment Weeky