Wednesday, October 3, 2007


Media Release: Roadshow
3 October 2007
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Trailer Debut

Warner Bros. Pictures is pleased to offer exciting new footage from the highly anticipated first quarter 2008 worldwide release of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

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.

The Parkes/MacDonald and Zanuck Company production is produced by Richard D. Zanuck, Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald, and John Logan, who also penned the screenplay adaptation. Based on a musical by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler from an adaptation of Christopher Bond's play. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Joining Burton at Pinewood to create his vision are director of photography Dariusz Wolski (Pirates of the Caribbean I, II, III), Academy Award winner Dante Ferretti (The Aviator) as production designer, two-time Academy Award winner Colleen Atwood (Memoirs of a Geisha, Chicago) as costume designer, hair and make up design by Academy Award winner Peter Owen (The Lord of the Rings), and editor Chris Lebenzon. A co-production of Warner Bros. Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures, Sweeney Todd will be distributed internationally by Warner Bros. Pictures and domestically by Paramount Pictures.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will be distributed worldwide beginning January 2008.

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