Cohen to cut chops on ‘Sweeney Todd’

Sacha Baron Cohen has firmed plans to follow “Borat” with some barbering in “Sweeney Todd,” the screen version of the Stephen Sondheim musical Tim Burton will shoot for DreamWorks and Warner Bros. Cohen will play Signor Adolfo Pirelli, a barber who becomes the nemesis of Sweeney Todd. Todd’s the barber who teams with the murderess Mrs. Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter) to kill people, grind them up and use them in her meat pies. Cohen will be putting in only a couple weeks of work.

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