No more Ghosts in Sweeney?

"at the eleventh hour, the character of the Gentleman Ghost that Lee had been signed to play was axed. Half a dozen other actors who were due to play singing ghosts in the film - including Peter Bowles - are also out."

The "singing ghosts" in Sweeney Todd, however random that sounds, isn't what concerns me. It's this:

"It was a tight production schedule, so, when Johnny had to absent himself when his daughter Lily-Rose was taken ill, some scenes had to be cut"

All sympathy for Burton aside, they're cutting scenes because of time? Burton's a big guy, he can't push production schedules around some?

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