Sunday, August 20, 2006

Johnny Depp as Sweeney Todd in Movie?

I'm not sure what to think about this casting choice ....

"DreamWorks Studios confirmed plans for the upcoming Tim Burton film version of Stephen Sondheim's musical Sweeney Todd starring his constant collaborator Johnny Depp in the title role." more from

Can Johnny Depp Sing? "You'd think that this question might have come up earlier in the discussions about the actor taking on the role of Sweeney Todd in that show's big screen adaption, directed by Tim Burton. The UK Times reports that composer Stephen Sondheim is concerned about his singing ability, and won't approve the film until he hears him sing the score. Depp has said that he's been singing his whole life (the only evidence of such being some rock records from the 80s in which Depp played guitar rather than sing) but the jury is still out. He's certainly got the acting chops for the role which I don't think anyone will dispute... What will Sondheim's verdict be? Only time will tell..."

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