Helena Bonham Carter to Star in Sweeney Todd Film
The film version of the Tony Award-winning Stephen Sondheim-Hugh Wheeler musical is scheduled to begin shooting early next year with a late 2007 release. Paramount will distribute the film domestically for DreamWorks, and Warner Bros. is handling international territories.
Mrs. Lovett, the meat-pie-maker who ends up using the victims of Todd's murders for filling, was originally played by Angela Lansbury, who won a Tony Award for her performance. Dorothy Loudon, Beth Fowler, Elaine Paige, and Patti LuPone are among the actresses who have played the role on Broadway and elsewhere.