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"Sweeney Todd" Has Begun

Posted: February 27th, 2007 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
"Sweeney Todd" Has BegunSubmit Comment
Principal photography has begun in London on "Sweeney Todd." Johnny Depp stars as Sweeney Todd in Tim Burton's adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's award-winning musical thriller.

The story follows a man (Depp), who was unjustly sent to prison, who vows revenge not only for that cruel punishment but for the devastating consequences of what happened to his wife and daughter. When he returns to reopen his barber shop, he becomes the Demon Barber of Fleet Street who "shaved the heads of gentleman who never thereafter were heard from again."

"I've always wanted to do a musical and 'Sweeney Todd' is my favorite," said Tim Burton. "Stephen's blend of humor, horror and emotion is something that has always connected with me."

"Sometimes a story or stage production has to wait a long time until the right people come together to turn it into a motion picture," said Stephen Sondheim. "That's what has happened with 'Sweeney Todd' and I'm excited as well as confident that it will be a first-rate and startling movie."

This will be the sixth collaboration between Depp and Burton who worked previously together on "Tim Burton's Corpse Bride," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "Ed Wood," "Edward Scissorhands" and "Sleepy Hollow."

The film will be distributed domestically by Paramount for a late 2007 release.

Click here to read more about "Sweeney Todd."

Source: DreamWorks


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