7 SWEENEY TODD: THE DE­MON BAR­BER OF FLEET STREET (2007)

New Straits Times - - Groove -

An­other film di­rected by Bur­ton, this mu­si­cal hor­ror adap­ta­tion of Stephen Sond­heim and Hugh Wheeler’s Tony Award-win­ning 1979 mu­si­cal fol­lows the story of the tit­u­lar bar­ber and se­rial killer, who kills his cus­tomers and has his ac­com­plice Mrs Lovett (Bon­ham Carter) process the corpses into meat pies.

The ac­tress ap­par­ently sent Sond­heim over a dozen au­di­tion tapes of her singing in or­der to quash any ru­mours of nepo­tism in the cast­ing process, since Bon­ham Carter and Bur­ton have been in a ro­man­tic re­la­tion­ship since 2001. He was im­pressed with her vo­cals and gave his ap­proval. She re­ceived a Golden Globe nom­i­na­tion for Best Ac­tress Mo­tion Pic­ture Mu­si­cal or Com­edy.

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