People: Aug. 28, 2006

YET ANOTHER CUTTING-EDGE ROLE

Playing a barber might seem a tame choice for JOHNNY DEPP. But not when it's Sweeney Todd. Depp and director Tim Burton--who previously teamed up on Edward Scissorhands and last year's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory--are reuniting for a movie version of the Stephen Sondheim musical about the murderous London barber who shaves his clients a little too closely. Depp, who will do his own singing, popped by the Broadway revival earlier this year and chatted with Michael Cerveris, the Tony-nominated thesp who plays Sweeney. The part is grueling, Cerveris says, but "we know Johnny Depp is...

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