“Dark Shadows” Opens Nationwide Friday


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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Johnny Depp’s latest collaboration with director Tim Burton opens nationwide Friday.

Dark Shadows, based on the 1966-1971 TV series of the same name, stars Depp as Barnabas Collins.  In the 1700s, Barnabas is transformed into a vampire and buried alive by a witch whose heart he broke.  He escapes from his tomb in 1972, and discovers that his wealthy estate and his family life are not what they used to be.

Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jackie Earle Haley and Jonny Lee Miller also star in Dark Shadows, which is the only movie opening in wide release this weekend. It is rated PG-13.

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