Though it was a mere rumor a few months ago, it’s now
official. Sacha Baron Cohen has signed on to Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd.
Cohen fills the role of Signor Adolfo Pirelli, Sweeney’s arch-nemesis, who also
happens to be a barber. The picture is set to begin production in London in
Based on the hit Broadway musical, the movie tells the infamous story of
Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd (Johnny Depp), who sets up a barbershop in
London above Mrs. Lovett’s (Helena Bonham Carter) store. They two form a
sinister partnership in order to increase their business.
I’m all for anything Burton, especially if it’s a musical. The cast is
beginning to shape up nicely.