Beware! Sweeney Todd is coming.

"They all deserve to die."

Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Release Date: December 21, 2007

Based on the hit musical from Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler, and from the dark, gothic imagination of director Tim Burton comes Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, a bloody tale of music, murder, melodrama, meat pies and one man’s desperate desire for revenge.

Arriving back in London after 15 years of false imprisonment in Australia, Benjamin Barker (Johnny Depp) vows to kill the evil Judge Turpin (Alan Rickman) and his nefarious henchman Beadle Bamford (Timothy Spall), who shipped him off to the other side of the world on a trumped-up charge in order to steal his wife, Lucy and his baby daughter from him.

Adopting the guise of Sweeney Todd, Barker sets up shop in his old Barber Shop above the pie-making premises of Mrs. Nellie Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter), who tells him that his wife poisoned herself after Judge Turpin took advantage of her. When a rival threatens to expose Barker's real identity, Todd kills him by cutting his throat. Not knowing what to do with the body, Mrs. Lovett sees this crisis as a potential solution to her ailing business—and suggests using human flesh as the filling for her pies.

Todd discovers that the Judge has turned his amorous affections towards Johanna (Jayne Wisener), Todd's now teenaged daughter, who has become Turpin’s ward. Meanwhile, Mrs. Lovett’s pies soon become the talk of London, and as business booms, she dreams of respectability and a life at the seaside with Todd as her husband.

But Sweeney Todd has only revenge on his mind—to the detriment of anyone or anything else.

About the Film

About the Film

CAST
  • JOHNNY DEPP,
  • HELENA BONHAM CARTER,
  • ALAN RICKMAN,
  • TIMOTHY SPALL,
  • SACHA BARON COHEN
DIRECTOR
  • TIM BURTON
SCREENWRITER
  • JOHN LOGAN, BASED ON THE MUSICAL BOOK BY HUGH WHEELER AND CHRISTOPHER BOND
PRODUCERS
  • JOHN LOGAN,
  • LAURIE MACDONALD,
  • WALTER PARKES,
  • RICHARD D. ZANUCK
CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • DARIUSZ WOLSKI
PRODUCTION DESIGNER
  • DANTE FERRETTI
COSTUME DESIGNER
  • COLLEEN ATWOOD
EDITOR
  • CHRIS LEBENZON
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY
  • STEPHEN SONDHEIM