Thursday, 14 December 2006

Sacha is Boraxed from flick - 14th December,,4-2006570740,00.html

"SACHA BARON COHEN’S singing has been slashed from new movie Sweeney Todd — because it is so terrible. Sound rehearsals and recordings are under way but Sacha struggled to pull off a convincing operatic performance for the many songs his character has. So Burton decided [to] chop them — and to allow Sacha to “rap” his tunes. A source on the production revealed: "Pirelli is a notoriously demanding role with some difficult songs."

Let's take a look at who sings what in the stage musical, and count the "many songs" Adolfo Pirelli has, shall we?, wait. Stop there.


Such a demanding role with only one solo which lasts approximately 2 minutes, and (apologies in advance for the spoiler) a relatively fleeting character who dies before the story is even halfway through. In fact Cohen will only be required on set for 3 weeks. The song, "The Contest", does have the odd operatic moment, but is more 'rapped' (i.e. spoken-singing style) than anything anyway.

Take a look for yourself.

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