Moviehole.net reported that Cohen will play an Italian tonic salesman and barber. Although Cohen's character appears in only two of the film's scenes, he is a pivotal part of the story.
"Sweeney Todd" is a dark comedy based on a 19th century English barber who is unjustly imprisoned. Upon escaping, he vows to bring justice to all of London. He soon forms a relationship with Mrs. Lovett, who makes infamous meat pies.
Production for "Sweeney Todd" begins in February.