Christopher Lee and several other characters have been cut from the Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter fueled “Sweeney Todd” feature film planned for release later this year. The ghost characters from the film – including Lee’s “Gentlemen Ghost” – have been cut from the film according to a Dreamworks Representative. The “Gentlemen Ghost” character did not appear in the play that the film is based on.
Lee isn’t too heartbroken, however, saying: “It would have been worse if I had done the scenes, but I never got to film them. It’s a shame as the lyrics were wonderful, but these things happen.”
“Todd” is filming now, and is scheduled for a limited release on Dec. 21st of this year.