Aug 10 2009
No, Heath Ledger won’t be only immortalized as the Joker in The Dark Knight, he’s got one more trick up his sleeve in his final role in The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, the acid-trip film that makes Pan’s Labyrinth and The Fountain look like a Sunday stroll in the park.
The story follows a doctor who sells his soul for immortality. The only catch? The devil gets to take his children when they turn sixteen. Heath Ledger shows up out of nowhere as some mystical spirit bent on stopping this from happening. Because he died midway through filming, director Terry Gilliam enlisted the help of Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law to help fill the role and put something in the plot about “four spirits” to make it logical. And of course he can get away with it because this movie is ****ing crazy.
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