Casting Call: Thomas McDonell Joins Tim Burton’s DARK SHADOWS, Samantha Morton and Sarah Gadon Set for COSMOPOLIS, Malcolm McDowell and Dean Cain in MIND’S EYE

     March 28, 2011

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We’ve got a few casting stories for you this evening. First up, Thomas McDonell (Disney’s upcoming Prom) is the latest actor to sign on for Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows. The adaptation of the 1960’s gothic soap opera stars Johnny Depp, Eva Green, Michelle Pfieffer, Jackie Earle Haley and Bella Heathcoate. Heat Vision reports that McDonell will play the younger version of Depp’s character, Barnabas Collins, a “self-loathing vampire living in a Maine manor who is searching for his lost love.”

Additionally, Samantha Morton (In America) and Sarah Gadon (Charlie Bartlett) have joined the cast of David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis. THR reports that Morton will play the estranged wife of the lead character in the thriller, played by Robert Pattinson. Hit the jump for info on Malcolm McDowell and Dean Cain starring in the indie sci-fi thriller Mind’s Eye.

black-wing-logoMalcolm McDowell and Dean Cain are set to star in Black Wing Digital’s Mind’s Eye. From a script by Mark Daniels, the sci-fi flick “explores the collapse of space and time through the eyes of a high school violinist.” Variety reports that McDowell will portray an unreliable orchestra conductor and Cain will play a science teacher who begins to piece together the mysteries of a series of strange, inexplicable events. The indie will be shot in 2D, with one “central scene” shot in 3D.

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