Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Sacha Baron Cohen finalizes a deal to play a small role in the upcoming film version of Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd." Apparently, with Johnny Depp, Helenea Bonham Carter and now Cohen, there's a strict "no real singers" rule being enforced for this Tim Burton film. Also on tap for Cohen per Variety is a Tina Fey film and a remake of the Francis Veber comedy "Dinner With Schmucks," a pretty amusing film in which people compete to find the biggest losers to bring to a dinner party. And of course next summer he films "Bruno," the cross-country adventures of the flamboyantly gay fashion designer.