Michelle Pfeiffer, Tim Burton Reteam for ‘Dark Shadows’

The former Catwoman sounds like 'purr-fect' casting for 'Dark Shadows.' After all, she's got talent in 'spayeds.'

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani

Michelle Pfeiffer, Tim Burton Reteam for 'Dark Shadows'

Michelle Pfeiffer doesn’t work as often as she should. Seriously, did you see her in Stardust? Meow. Tim Burton clearly agrees with us, since he’s in talks with his former Catwoman to co-star in his upcoming film adaptation of the gothic television series Dark Shadows. As long as there’s a ‘claws’ in her contract that demands a return to skintight vinyl, we think the idea is just plain purr-fect. The Hollywood Reporter had the scoop, and although there’s a kitty litter joke in that statement somewhere it’s just not worth rummaging around for.

Oh wait, here it is: Burton’s Dark Shadows movie is already littered with great casting, from Johnny Depp (naturally) to Jackie Earle Haley (The Watchmen) to Eva Green (Casino Royale) to relative newcomer Bella Heathcote. Pfeiffer is in talks ‘fur’ the role of… okay, that one was bad. Sorry. Michelle Pfeiffer is in talks for the role of Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, the family matriarch who hasn’t left the manor in over a decade since the disappearance of her husband. For those who don’t know, Dark Shadows was a long-running, revolutionary ABC soap opera that include horror elements like the lovelorn vampire Barnabas Collins (played in the upcoming film by Johnny Depp).

As for Michelle Pfeiffer, here’s hoping that Tim Burton will whisk ‘er away to their first collaboration in almost twenty years. CraveOnline will be back with more Dark Shadows news as they loom ominously about in a sullen mood.