Helena Bonham Carter is Mrs. Lovett
Helena Bonham Carter will fill Angela Lansbury's shoes as Mrs. Lovett in Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd. She will star opposite Johnny Depp who plays the title character.
Mrs. Lovett, a role originated onstage by Angela Lansbury, is a murderess who dispenses her victims' bodies in meat pies and becomes the amorous accomplice of the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. In most stage productions, Mrs. Lovett has been about a decade older than the Demon Barber and is usually someone in her 50s; Carter and Depp are about the same age and in their early 40s.
Sacha Baron Cohen aka Ali G is in talks to join the cast as Signor Adolfo Pirelli. Shooting begins early next year for a late Christmas 2007 release. It will be shot entirely in England.
Helena only got the role from sucking the director's fug dick! I mean, she'll probably be good but I can't help thinking that there were better hos out there. Tim Burton of course has a history casting his main bitch in all of his movies.