Rumored new project for Johnny Depp and Tim Burton: the movie musical SWEENEY TODD

The latest rumored project for Johnny Depp involves a sixth (and very surprising) collaboration with director and good friend Tim Burton. Andrew Hartman of reports that the gifted pair may reunite for the upcoming movie musical adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s award-winning SWEENEY TODD. “Depp will portray title character Sweeney Todd–the demon barber of Fleet Street–who slits the throats of his innocent (and not-so-innocent) customers,” writes Hartman–a role created on Broadway by Len Cariou in a classic 1979 production which co-starred Angela Lansbury. There is as yet no official announcement, and Hartman’s exclusive source is anonymous, so at this point SWEENEY TODD is only a very intriguing rumor. Thanks to sleepy for posting the news; you can read the whole story HERE, and join the spirited discussion on the Zone’s News & Views forum.

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