Johnny Depp IS Barnabas Collins!
Yep, you read that headline right. Johnny Depp will be playing the Barnabas Collins role in the upcoming Dark Shadows movie. Turns out, he’s fulfilling a life long dream. (Editor’s note: originally Mike typed "live long dream", which may or may not be a typo.)
According to Variety, Warners (who produced the failed revival pilot two years ago) will be handling the drudge work.
No word on the availability of a part for the original Barnabas, Jonathan Frid, who is currently doing a one-man turn as Richard III.