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‘Sweeney Todd’ Poster
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Sweeney ToddYahoo! Movies has the poster for DreamWorks Pictures’ Sweeney Todd, the Tim Burton-directed film adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim Broadway musical thriller.

(View poster here at right.)

Filming began in February on Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, which stars Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall and Sacha Baron Cohen, all of whom are reportedly doing their own singing from Sondheim’s music and lyrics.

Christopher Lee originally had a part in the film as the Gentleman Ghost, but in May it was reported that Lee’s part had been cut.

Sweeney Todd will open on December 21, 2007, in a limited domestic run and goes nationwide on January 11, 2008. UPDATE: The film will now go wide on December 21, 2007.

View the film’s official synopsis here after the jump.

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS:

Johnny 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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