Another Look: Heath Ledger In The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Today we get another look at the much anticipated “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” from Terry Gilliam (Monty Python, “12 Monkeys”). Last time we saw a behind the scenes video of the film’s development, but now we get a new glimpse of Heath Ledger as Tony, the story’s hero. This character was adapted to accommodate Ledger’s untimely death and so will also feature Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell as Tony in alternate, parallel worlds.
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus plot:
In the present day, immortal 1,000-year-old Doctor Parnassus (Plummer) leads a traveling theater troupe that offers audience members a chance to go beyond reality through a magical mirror in his possession. Members of the troupe include a sleight of hand expert, Anton (Andrew Garfield), and a dwarf, Percy (Verne Troyer), Parnassus had been able to guide the imagination of others through a deal with the Devil (Waits), who now comes to collect on the arrangement, targeting the doctor’s daughter (Lily Cole). The troupe, which is joined by a mysterious outsider named Tony (portrayed by Ledger, Depp, Law, and Farrell), embark through parallel worlds to rescue the girl.
No word yet on when we will see this in theaters, but I’ll be ready when it arrives.Did You Enjoy this Post? Subscribe to Hollywood Hills on Facebook, Twitter, & Email