You’d assume there’d be some kind of rule preventing Tim Burton from shooting with children but I guess that’s just not the case. The director has just cast Australian boy actor Gulliver McGrath in the role of David Collins in his Dark Shadows remake.
The lad was previously up for the lead in Martin Scorsese’s The Invention Of Hugo Cabret but accepted a lesser role when he wasn’t selected for the part. As previously reported, Michael Sheen has been approached for the film and it’s believed he’ll play David’s father, Roger Collins. In the series, David was quite often terrorized by all manner of ghost, werewolf, and immortal phoenix. Seeing as this is a Tim Burton production, we can only assume that will hold true for Gulliver McGrath. And that’s not to mention the frights he’ll be receiving once the cameras roll. (Deadline)