Merry Christmas–Johnny Depp's SWEENEY TODD to open wide in North America on Christmas Day!

A special holiday gift for Deppheads in region 1–Ann Oldenburg at USA TODAY writes that Tim Burton’s film of SWEENEY TODD, which stars Johnny Depp as the notorious demon barber of Fleet Street, will be opening in wide release on Christmas Day. Previously, the film was scheduled for only limited release at Christmas (necessary to qualify for awards season), with wide release following in January. Great news! Oldenburg also debuts a new SWEENEY TODD publicity photo by Leah Gallo, showing Johnny Depp as Sweeney Todd and Helena Bonham Carter as his partner-in-crime, Mrs. Lovett. You can see a bit of the photo in the thumbnail at left, the larger version is posted as our Picture of the Week. Many thanks to OhioPirate for sharing the news!–Part-Time Poet