October 6, 2007

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet StreetJohnny Depp and Tim Burton join forces again in a big-screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's award-winning musical thriller "Sweeney Todd." Depp stars in the title role as a man 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, Sweeney Todd becomes the Demon Barber of Fleet Street who "shaved the heads of gentlemen who never thereafter were heard from again." Joining Depp is Helena Bonham Carter as Mrs. Lovett, Sweeney's amorous accomplice, who creates diabolical meat pies. The cast also includes Alan Rickman, who portrays the evil Judge Turpin, who sends Sweeney to prison and Timothy Spall as the Judge's wicked associate Beadle Bamford and Sacha Baron Cohen is a rival barber, the flamboyant Signor Adolfo Pirelli.

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Release Dates:
December 21, 2007
Genre: Musical and Thriller
Running Time:
Director: Tim Burton
Distributor(s): DreamWorks SKG, Warner Bros. Pictures International
Tagline: Never Forget. Never Forgive.
MPAA Rating: R for graphic bloody violence.

John Logan - Screenplay (adaptation)
Stephen Sondheim - Source Material (from musical)

Patrick McCormick - Executive Producer
Laurie MacDonald - Producer
Walter F. Parkes - Producer
John Logan - Producer
Richard D. Zanuck - Producer
Derek Frey (II) - Associate Producer

Movie Casts:

Johnny Depp - Sweeney Todd
Helena Bonham Carter - Mrs. Lovett
Alan Rickman - Judge Turpin
Timothy Spall - Beadle Bamford
Sacha Baron Cohen - Signor Adolfo Pirelli
Jayne Wisener - Johanna
Jamie Campbell Bower - Anthony Hope
Laura Michelle Kelly - Beggar Woman
Ed Sanders - Tobias Ragg
Anthony Head - Ballad Ghost
Peter Bowles - Ballad Ghost
Michael N. Harbour - Jonas Fogg
Ian Burford

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