Even minor theft can drive a man to extreme behavior -- who hasn't stormed through the office screaming "who stole my damn pen"? But take away something even more precious and the vengeance becomes legendary: Sweeney Todd, in theaters December 21.
Directed by whimsical visionary Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd's the highly-stylized musical tale of Benjamin Barker, an honest man who gets rudely banished from England. He returns as a barber to pay back his enemies with a straight razor and Depp-defying vocals. The all-star cast includes: master villain Alan Rickman as the Judge, Helena Bonham Carter as the love-struck meat-pie vendor, and Sacha Baron Cohen as Barker's colorful nemesis, Signor Adolfo Pirelli. The whole dizzying vision is adapted from the stage production by Stephen Sondheim, the only man to ever win an Academy Award ®, Tony Award ®, Emmy ®, Grammy ®, and the Pulitzer Prize -- credentials that excuse a man for never taking home Employee of the Month ®.
To properly prepare you for Sweeney Todd's holiday debut, Thrillist is hosting a sweepstakes: be among the first to answer the following question, and you'll get free executive treatment at a high-end NY salon -- where their gorgeous stylists will cut your hair, ply you with top-notch cocktails, and then make a meat-pie of your heart. Submit your answer to SweeneyToddNYSweepstakes@gmail.com.