Prom Star McDonell Joins “Dark Shadows”

“Prom” leading man Thomas McDonell is set to play the young Barnabas Collins in Tim Burton’s “Dark Shadows” for Warner Bros. Pictures reports Deadline.

McDonell will play the younger version of the film’s leading character Barnabas Collins whom Johnny Depp will play for the majority of the picture.

Based on the 60’s gothic soap opera, McDonell joins a cast that also includes Michelle Pfeiffer, Bella Heathcoate, Jackie Earle Haley and Eva Green, with Helena Bonham Carter and Michael Sheen also tipped to star. Shooting kicks off in the UK in May.