Michael Sheen Up For “Dark Shadows” Role

Michael Sheen (“The Queen,” “Tron Legacy”) is in early discussions for a supporting role in Tim Burton’s “Dark Shadows” reports The Playlist.

At present it’s not clear whom he might play in this adaptation of the 60’s gothic soap opera, however there’s “definite mutual interest going on between the actor and director” though no negotiations have begun yet.

Sheen voiced the White Rabbit in Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” and earlier this week was cast to provide a voiceover for the upcoming Neil Gaiman-penned episode of “Doctor Who” airing in early May.

If he signs onto ‘Shadows’, he would join a cast that includes Johnny Depp, Jackie Earle Haley, Eva Green, Bella Heathcote, Michelle Pfeiffer and Helena Bonham Carter. Shooting kicks off next month.