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Borat Vs. Sweeney Todd

Cohen signs on for Sweeney ToddAfter months of unconfirmed rumors, Variety has made it official: Borat will be joining the Demon Barber of Fleet Street on his maniacal path of destruction throughout London.

Sacha Baron Cohen, the man behind the accent, has officially signed on for the role of Signor Adolfo Pirelli, the nemesis of Sweeney Todd in Tim Burton’s upcoming filmed version of the Stephen Sondheim musical, Sweeeney Todd. How does Pirell manage to live more than a couple of scenes when up against a barber who kills his customers so the wicked Mrs. Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter) can make meat pies out of them? I guess we’ll have to wait for the film to hit theaters to find out!

Cohen is also on track for another character-centered movie, Bruno, based on one of his characters from “Da Ali G Show”, but Todd will be his next piece of work, shooting next Febraury in London. Talk about unfriendly conditions!

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