Heath Ledger's Final Movie to Have U.S. Premeire at Hampton Film Festival
09.08.09 by REELZ
Variety reports that Heath Ledger's final movie, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, will have its U.S. premiere on October 11 at the close of the Hamptons Film Festival. The movie will then move to wide release on Christmas Day. It's the completion of a long road for Parnassus, which premiered in May at the Cannes Film Festival but didn't receive American distribution until recently.
Ledger was filming the movie when he died unexpectedly in January 2008. Director Terry Gilliam (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Brazil) then enlisted the help of Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, and Jude Law, who stepped in to complete Ledger's role. They will represent transformations of Ledger's character, an enigmatic outsider who joins the traveling troupe of Dr. Parnassus and gives his audiences visions of alternate realities.
Also starring in the movie are Verne Troyer (aka Mini Me), Lily Cole, and veteran Christopher Plummer in the title role.