Depp, Burton already signed to Warners film
Michelle Pfeiffer is in talks to join the cast of Warner Bros.’ “Dark Shadows” opposite Johnny Depp, with Tim Burton directing.Pfeiffer would portray Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, the matriarch played by Joan Bennett in the supernatural TV soap opera during its 1966-71 run. She worked with Burton in 1992’s “Batman Returns,” playing Catwoman. Depp has long been attached to play the vampire Barnabas Collins while Bella Heathcote would play a waitress who resembles Collins’ long-lost love and Eva Green will portray the temptress Angelique. Seth Grahame-Smith penned the script; Depp, Graham King, Richard Zanuck, Christi Dembrowski and David Kennedy are producing. WB acquired the rights from show creator Dan Curtis in 2007 but hasn’t yet set a release date. Pfeiffer’s attached to New Line’s “New Year’s Eve” and DreamWorks’ “Welcome to People.” She was last seen in “Cheri.” Pfeiifer’s repped by CAA.