Cohen's Singing Dumped From Sweeney Todd

British funnyman SACHA BARON COHEN's singing has reportedly been cut from TIM BURTON's forthcoming SWEENEY TODD movie, because it's so bad. The BORAT and ALI G creator plays SIGNOR ADOLFO PIRELLI - the arch-rival of JOHNNY DEPP's SWEENEY TODD, The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street - in the big screen version of the hit musical. British newspaper The Sun reports Burton has given Cohen permission to rap his songs, because his singing voice isn't good enough. A film insider says, "Pirelli is a notoriously demanding role with some difficult songs. "Any professional singer would struggle. So Sacha has been told to go for a rap style. It will be a bit like JIM BROADBENT's performance in MOULIN ROUGE!. That won him a BAFTA. "Sacha is going to do a fantastic job but he couldn't cut it with the singing. His voice was too low."


Contactmusic

Tags: Sacha Baron Cohen - Tim Burton - Johnny Depp - Jim Broadbent - Moulin Rouge - BAFTA

Advertisement

More Sacha Baron Cohen

Sacha Baron Cohen Angers Grimsby Residents: 5 Others He Riled

Sacha Baron Cohen has ignited another fire of controversy by infuriating local residents of the Lincolnshire town Grimsby, with his new film’s portrayal of their...

So THAT's Why Sacha Baron Cohen Was Kicked Out of Wembley

Sacha Baron Cohen is acquiring quite the cast for his quirky sounding football hooligan comedy 'Grimsby', with Johnny Vegas, Ian McShane, Homeland star David Harewood...

Sacha Baron Cohen Adds to 'Grimsby' Cast With McShane, Harewood, Sidibe and Vegas

Sacha Baron Cohen’s spoof spy comedy, ‘Grimsby’, is beginning to take shape. According to the Hollywood Reporter, actor Ian McShane (Hercules) David Harewood (Homeland), Gabourey...

Will The Freddie Mercury Biopic Ever Make It To The Big Screen?

Will the Freddie Mercury biopic ever sail into smooth waters and make it onto the big screen? At the moment, it just seems to be...

Advertisement

Freddie Mercury BioPic parts ways with Dexter Fletcher

Director Dexter Fletcher has walked out on Sony's Freddy Mercury movie, meaning it's back to the drawing board for a project that has already suffered...

Sacha Baron Cohen Is Staring Through The Looking Glass At Role In 'Alice In Wonderland' Sequel

Sacha Baron Cohen is believed to be in early talks with Disney to star in the planned sequel to Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland. Cohen...

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Trailer

The legend of San Diego's Channel 4 news team may have long since dissolved over the years, but anchors Ron Burgundy, Brian Fantana, Brick Tamland...

John Deacon Rules Out Any Involvement In Freddie Mercury Biopic

Former Queen bassist John Deacon is apparently having nothing to do with the upcoming biopic of the group's late singer Freddie Mercury as he continues...

Advertisement

Comments

Sacha Baron Cohen Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Sacha Baron Cohen

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All