Instead of trying to stay alive in a deadly, Big Brother–esque city, Moretz will be hanging out with the vampires of a gothic soap-opera-turned-movie, including Burton regular Johnny Depp. Moretz will star as Carolyn, whose reclusive mother -- Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, played by Michelle Pfeiffer -- owns the Collinwood mansion where all the supernatural shenanigans take place.
Moretz played a bloodsucker in last year's 'Let the Right One In' remake, where she was praised for her performance as Abby, a 12-year-old vamp who befriends a young boy who is continually bullied and harassed. 'Dark Shadows' will be a reversal of roles, because the character Carolyn is perpetually teased at school by other children who call her mother a witch. Carolyn's father, Paul Stoddard, left the family before she was born, prompting Elizabeth to go into a long mourning period. That Collins family is indeed a morbid bunch.
What say you about this 'Dark Shadows' news? Are you still hanging onto hope that Moretz will join 'The Hunger Games' in a supporting role? Are more vampires too close for comfort?