By our guest blogger, Joe Oliveto
Chloe Moretz’s career is taking off, and to be quite honest, she deserves it. After wowing us last year in “Kick-Ass” and “Let Me In,” she’s shown the world that she’s a tremendously talented young performer who doesn’t rely on the “cute-little-girl” persona that Hollywood seems to be infatuated with. Not since Linda Blair’s classic performance in “The Exorcist” has a young woman been so frightening.
Having just worked with none other than Martin Scorsese on “Hugo Cabret,” his first foray into the world of fantasy/sci-fi, Deadline reports that Moretz is now in talks to appear in Tim Burton’s “Dark Shadows,” an updated take on the supernatural-themed 60s soap opera of the same name. Moretz will play daughter to Michelle Pfeiffer’s character.
We also reported that Helen Bonham-Carter may be appearing in the film as well. If all these roles get cast as we’ve heard they will be, we could be in for a very impressive female cast.
Of course, the men are talented as well; Burton regular Johnny Depp will be joining in, as will Jackie Earle Haley.
It looks like “Dark Shadow,” may boast one of the impressive ensemble casts of Tim Burton’s filmmaking career, and we sincerely hope that Moretz makes he cut and is able to participate. Not only will she easily hold her own among these veteran performers, but we wouldn’t be too shocked if she upstaged a couple of them.