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Burton swaps Believe for Sweeney
The Tim Burton/Jim Carrey “Believe it or Not” project, the biopic about Robert LeRoy Ripley – the anthropologist and cartoonist who created the world famous Ripley's Believe It or Not! series, has been shelved in the interim, says The Hollywood Reporter.
The film wasn’t going to get the greenlight until the film fell within the $150 million dollar range, and unfortunately, that just didn’t happen – Carrey insisted on his own seal exhibit outside his trailer, or something, it seems.
Instead, Dreamworks have given director Burton another project to work on, “Sweeney Todd”, based on the Stephen Sondheim Broadway musical, and written by John Logan.
Not unexpectedly, Burton’s current go-to man Johnny Depp is first choice for the role of Demon Barber of Fleet Street, for the film.
No word on when “Believe” might get back up again. EDITOR'S NOTE: WHO CARES?! JOHNNY DEPP AS SWEENEY TODD!!! ZOWIE!