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‘Todd’ to sing in time for Christmas

Burton's musical set to open Dec. 21

DreamWorks will be singing in time for Christmas.

Paramount and DreamWorks will open Tim Burton’s musical “Sweeney Todd” on Dec. 21 in a limited domestic run.

Pic, starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, goes wide in the U.S. on Jan. 11.

DreamWorks and Warner Bros. Pictures are partners on the project, with Par/DreamWorks holding domestic rights. Warners will release everywhere else.

Burton is lensing the bigscreen adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical at Pinewood Studios just outside London. John Logan penned the script.

Sacha Baron Cohen, Alan Rickman, Laura Michelle Kelly and Jayne Wisener also star.

Richard D. Zanuck, Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and Logan are producing.

Also unspooling Dec. 21 are “National Treasure: Book of Secrets” and “The Other Boleyn Girl.” Both are wide releases.

Looking to 2008, Warners has set a release date for Roland Emmerich’s “10,000 B.C.,” which opens March 7. Warners is likely drawing upon the success it had when opening Zack Snyder’s epic “300” in roughly the same frame earlier this month.

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