Things finally seem to be moving along nicely for Tim Burton and Johnny Depp's "Dark Shadows" adaptation. They've assembled a fun, high-caliber cast in Depp, Eva Green, Helena Bonham Carter, Michelle Pfeiffer and Chloe Moretz. And now they have up-and-comer/Depp lookalike Thomas McDonell in the mix to play young Barnabas Collins.
When MTV News caught up with McDonnell at the "Prom" junket we tried to pry a few details about the project out of him. And when I say "pry," I mean it. McDonell is a young man of very, very few words. See the video and exchange below for proof.
"We're going to do a lot of rehearsals," McDonell said regarding how he's prepping for the role. "But we've got awhile before we do that."
Yes, I said, but we're excited for it.
"Me too," said McDonell.
How are you preparing to channel Barnabus slash Johnny Depp?
"Going to work on it when I see him," he mumbled. "I don't know, exactly. I don't want to reveal my process."
Nice. Will you be a part of a flashback? Is your role a part of the beginning of the film?
"The film takes place in... it spans a long period of time so there's a lot of ways in which they deal with that."
So how meaty is your role?
"It is a small role, but an interesting one."
Have you been told you look like Johnny Depp before? Is this a fun thing for you?
"Yeah, that's a part about it. We have to look alike because I play a young him."
Have you met him yet?
"We're going to meet each other soon."
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