Tim Burton's big screen adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim Broadway musical masterpiece Sweeney Todd, stars Johnny Depp as the murderous barber.


The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, which is the magazine's "Fall Movie Preview" special, has a couple items of interest for Broadway lovers. One of the featured films is Tim Burton's big screen adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim/Hugh Wheeler/Christopher Bond musical masterpiece Sweeney Todd, which stars Johnny Depp as the murderous barber. The other movie with a Broadway connection is the new film adaptation of Anthony Shaffer's mystery play Sleuth starring Jude Law, which is adapted by Harold Pinter and directed by Kenneth Branagh, stage veterans both.