Johnny Depp: No Longer a Pirate

Los Angeles, CA- Johnny Depp trades his captain hat for a pair of scissors.

The notorious Captain Jack Sparrow joins mastermind Tim Burton to take on the lead role in the film adaptation of "Sweeney Todd", a Stephen Sondheim musical.

The film is about a 19th century barber who seeks revenge over wrongful imprisonment. Johnny Depp will be singing his character's songs in the upcoming film, a nice change from drinking rum and stumbling across the screen.

"Sweeney Todd" is set to begin shooting early in 2007.