Johnny Depp by Steve Granitz/WireImage.com Johnny Depp by Steve Granitz/WireImage.com

And here I thought I was the only one left who was obsessed with Dark Shadows. But no, apparently Johnny Depp is, too. According to Variety, the erstwhile Cap'n Jack grew up wishing he was the '60s soap's anti-hero, vampire Barnabas Collins - and still does. So now that he's a big movie star and not a starry-eyed kid, he's making it happen, developing a big-screen version of the daytime drama. Oh, please, please, please, can we get Angelina Jolie to play Angelique the Witch?! Those lips, those eyes! She's perfect!

Elsewhere... Susan Sarandon has been cast as the slain heroine's grandmother in The Lovely Bones, based on Alice Sebold's best-seller. Stanley Tucci is considering playing her killer. Dude, Susan Sarandon's in the movie.... What's to think about?

Meanwhile, Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon are teaming up to coproduce and star in New Line's Four Christmases, about a couple who visit their four divorced parents all on the same holiday.

In small-screen casting news, Gilmore Girls paterfamilias Edward Herrmann has signed on to play a doc on several eppies of Grey's Anatomy. And Melrose Place alum Rob Estes has been added to the cast of ABC's fall drama, Women's Murder Club. Presumably not as one of the women.