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Tim Burton's Star-Studded Sweeney Todd

Tim Burton's Star-Studded Sweeney Todd

Reuters reported today that Alan Rickman is signing on for Tim Burton's latest project, Sweeney Todd, an adaptation of the morbid Sondheim musical of the same name. Rickman is the latest addition to the already stellar cast, which also includes Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, and Burton's apparently favorite actor ever, Johnny Depp.

The story centers around Benjamin Barker (Depp), who is wrongly imprisoned by the vulgar Judge Turpin (Alan Rickman). Barker returns as a London barber named Sweeney Todd and plots revenge. Sacha Baron Cohen will play Signor Adolfo Pirelli, Sweeney Todd's rival barber, while Carter has been tapped as Sweeney Todd's partner, Mrs. Lovett.

The cast is so fantastic that I hope the film is equally good! I have a long time to wait, however: The movie isn't due to come out until December.

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RockinHeartJD RockinHeartJD 10 years
ohh exciting!!!
Jinx Jinx 10 years
I can't remember him singing in Corpse Bride, unless it was when he played the piano. I have heard that Sweeney Todd is going to be musical, and Johnny had to pass a voice/singing test to get the role. ------------------------------------------------------ Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. — Albert Einstein
caramel-latte caramel-latte 10 years
I think Johnny Depp sang a little bit in Corpse Bride... anyone see that? Also Tim Burton, also with Helena Bonham Carter (who is awesome!).
Isabella-Welling Isabella-Welling 10 years
that's right,can johnny even sing??
Isabella-Welling Isabella-Welling 10 years
my cousin,when he was senior was in his schools play as sweeny todd and although it was a creepy concept i loved it! johnny depp will be great for the role!!
Jinx Jinx 10 years
Thank you, That explain about Helena ! He has done musicals, so it will be interesting to see what he does with it for sure. ------------------------------------------------------ Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. — Albert Einstein
bpjedi bpjedi 10 years
Snickerdoodle: I wonder if Burton's version won't be a musical? My boyfriend asked the same question (we saw the operetta a couple of years ago), and I think that it would work in a non-musical format. Movies that aren't musicals (but feature a lot of music, like Footloose), are made into musicals, and books are made into musicals and operas, so perhaps the opposite is possible?
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 10 years
Just read it, he had a son with Helena and is engaged to her now. Geez Hollyweird confuses me LOL
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 10 years
He was married (or is...not sure) to a woman named Lisa-Marie who played the good witch in Sleepy Hollow! He's AWESOME!
lindaloo lindaloo 10 years
Isn't Tim married to Helena??
Jinx Jinx 10 years
Johnny's one of my favourites too. Tim must be liking Carter too lately. ------------------------------------------------------ Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. — Albert Einstein
Nan-Einhart Nan-Einhart 10 years
Sascha/Borat/whomever....has never looked so hot!!
Pinkrabbit Pinkrabbit 10 years
Tomorrow is Alan Rickman's charcter Severus Snape's birthday!!! BTW this does look yummy. All those people *smirk*
Linda-McP Linda-McP 10 years
What a great cast. Depp is a perfect choice for Sweeney Todd. Something to look forward to already!
a-nonny-mouse a-nonny-mouse 10 years
I couldn't possibly be more excited to see this. I'm thrilled to hear that Alan Rickman is joining the cast. (Mmmmmmmm. . . Rickman, Depp, and Carter. **drools at the thought of such a sublime trifecta of talent and beauty** )
snickerdoodle snickerdoodle 10 years
It sounds great but I'm still confused - can any of these people even sing?
Arthur Arthur 10 years
oh man. Burton, Sweeny Todd...what took so long. This ought to be great!
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