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."