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Jackie Earle Haley, last seen as the razor-nailed spite the ill-fated “A Nightmare on Elm Street” remake, is in talks to join Johnny Depp in director Tim Burton’s film adaptation of the classic TV series “Dark Shadows”.

Deadline says Haley will play Willie Loomis, “a notorious con artist who comes to Collinwood bent on swindling the reclusive matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard. He winds up living in the mansion and hatches a plan when he observes a portrait of the late Barnabas Collins, who wore some serious bling. Loomis breaks into the mausoleum and pries open Barnabas’ coffin expecting to steal jewelry, he’s given the shock of his life when he’s attacked by the vampire and rendered the servant and whipping boy of the bloodsucker.”

Bella Heathcoate, who was recently in contention to play the title character in “Snow White and the Huntsman” (Kristen Stewart is the now frontrunner for that role), is in talks to play Victoria Winters, the young governess of the Collins estate.

Are you excited for “Dark Shadows”? Or a bit over these Depp & Burton collaborations?

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