Update #1: Bloody Disgusting has learned that Greer has not been cast and no casting decisions for the role of the gym teacher have been made. Exclusive: This morning we reported that Pan’s Labyrinth and The New Daughter star Ivana Baquero was the frontrunner for Sony Screen Gems and MGM’s remake of Carrie. Not only have we confirmed our exclusive report (update: she unfortunately did not land the role, her manager tells us), but we have some more exciting casting to share!
Bloody Disgusting has landed first news that Gabriella Wilde has been officially tapped to play “Sue”, while Judy Greer (pictured below; The Village, Cursed) in talks (this means that she has NOT signed on yet) to play the “Gym Teacher”.
They’ll all star alongside Chloe Moretz, Julianne Moore, Alex Russell, Ansel Elgort, with Moretz taking the title role and Moore playing her psychotic mother.
Kimberly Peirce directs the adaptation of the Stephen King thriller about the hyperkinetic teenager who gets pushed too far at the prom and wreaks havoc on her fellow high school students. King’s bestselling book was turned into the 1976 film that starred Sissy Spacek, John Travolta, Amy Irving and Piper Laurie as the repressive mother.
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The original followed the life of vampire Barnabas Collins, played by Depp, and his run-ins with various monsters, ghosts, and supernatural creatures.
The story focuses on Barnabas Collins (Depp), who was transformed into a vampire by a jilted lover (Eva Green’s witch Angelique) way back in the 1700s and buried. He’s just been dug up, and attempts to reintegrate with his descendants, led by Michelle Pfeiffer’s Elizabeth and Jonny Lee Miller’s Roger – despite the fact that Angelique is still around and still not in a forgiving mood.
Jonny Lee Miller – who has a strong arc on the last season of “Dexter” – joins previously announced Johnny Depp, Jackie Earle Haley, Bella Heathcote, Cloe Moretz, Eva Green, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Thomas McDonell and Gulliver McGrath in Tim Burton’s now filming Dark Shadows, says THR.
The Warner Bros.-backed big-screen take on the 1960s cult gothic vampire TV soap opera is shooting in the British capital and at Pinewood Studios.
Burton’s adaptation of the TV show – reported to be a shared favorite of the director and long-time collaborator Depp – is penned by Seth Grahame-Smith based on the TV series created by Dan Curtis.
Depp stars as Barnabas Collins, a self-loathing vampire who returns to his human roots in search of his lost love. Thomas McDonell will play the young Collins in the film arriving in theaters May 11, 2012.
Director Tim Burton either puts something in the juice, or he’s a fabulous person to act for. The years show continued loyalty by mega actors including Johnny Depp and Heather Bonham Carter.
Kick-Ass/Let Me In star Cloe Moretz has joined the cult of Burton in Dark Shadows as she’ll be playing Carolyn, the daughter of Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer), the reclusive matriarch of the Collins clan and owner of the Collinwood mansion where the supernatural saga unfolds, reports Deadline.
The original ’60s TV soap followed the life of vampire Barnabas Collins, who will be played by Depp, and his run-ins with various monsters, ghosts, and supernatural creatures.
Jackie Earle Haley, Bella Heathcote, Eva Green, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Thomas McDonell, and Gulliver McGrath also star.