Actor Johnny Depp has reportedly postponed filming his scenes for new movie 'Sweeney Todd'.

According to The Sun, Depp has decided to put the project on hold until his 7-year-old daughter Lily-Rose recovers from a serious illness.

The young girl was hospitalised two weeks ago but a representative for the actor has since said that Lily-Rose is "doing much better".

According to the report, a film source said: "He does not want to come back until Lily-Rose gets the all-clear. The plan is to re-employ everybody when she is better."