Alan Rickman joins the cast of Sweeney Todd

Source: Screen Daily

While the jury is still out on whether or not Sacha Baron Cohen will join the cast of Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd, at least we know who will be the judge.

Alan Rickman will play Judge Turpin, reports Screen Daily. He joins Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter in the DreamWorks Studios and Warner Bros. co-production, based on the award-winning Stephen Sondheim musical thriller.

The story of Sweeney Todd is of a wrongfully imprisoned barber in Victorian England who sets out to seek revenge on the judge who imprisoned him.

Production is planned to begin early in 2007 for release late that year. Paramount will distribute for DreamWorks domestically and Warner Bros. internationally.