Shavings: "Sweeney Todd" Clips, with Sondheim, Bonham Carter, Rickman, Available Online

News   Shavings: "Sweeney Todd" Clips, with Sondheim, Bonham Carter, Rickman, Available Online
By now, rabid fans of "Sweeney Todd" have already heard star Johnny Depp sing. Video clips of Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Sacha Baron Cohen and others from the upcoming Tim Burton film have also hit the web.

Stephen Sondheim, the musical's co-creator, appears in a "making-of" featurette available at; clips and some behind-the-scenes footage is also available. To view the videos online, click here.

The clips offer the first taste of Baron Cohen's take on the character Signor Adolfo Pirelli, Rickman's Judge Turpin and Timothy Spall's Beadle Bamford as well as more footage of Bonham Carter's Mrs. Lovett. Songs featured in the clips include "The Worst Pies in London," "My Friends," "Green Finch and Linnet Bird," "Pirelli's Miracle Elixir," "The Contest," "Pretty Women," "A Little Priest," "Epiphany" and "Not While I'm Around."

Meanwhile, on the now-live official site, visitors can now listen to songs play as they browse production notes, scan a photo gallery, watch videos or enjoy downloads. For more information, visit


John Logan ("The Aviator," "Gladiator," Never the Sinner) penned the DreamWorks/Warner Bros. film adaptation of the Sondheim-Hugh Wheeler musical. Burton's take on the tale will hit movie theatres nationwide Dec. 21. The film also features Laura Michelle Kelly (Fiddler on the Roof) as the Beggar Woman, Jamie Campbell Bowen as Anthony, Jayne Wisener as Johanna and newcomer Ed Sanders as Toby. "All the stars will do their own singing from Stephen Sondheim's music and lyrics," according to the announcement.

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