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“Imaginarium” gives Heath Ledger a magical reappearance

August 11, 2009
The trailer landed on the Internet on Tuesday, offering a glimpse of Ledger’s final performance. Ledger died on Jan. 22, 2008, when filming was still unfinished on director Terry Gilliam’s “Imaginarium.” To finish the film, producers cast Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell in Ledger’s role of Tony, a man in a dream world who tries to rescue a 16-year-old girl claimed by the devil. The replacement actors pledged to donate their salaries to Ledger’s 3-year-old daughter, Matilda.
Ledger played another role requiring a series of actors when he starred as singer Bob Dylan in the 2007 film “I’m Not There.” Ledger portrayed the film’s detached, 1970s version of Dylan, but in that case director Todd Haynes was not forced to  cast more than one actor for the role, he just wanted to. 
“Imaginarium” hits theaters on Oct. 16. Will it generate the kind of frenzied interest that Ledger’s role as The Joker contributed to the July 2008 opening of “The Dark Knight”? It surely won’t hurt. See the trailer below.

This film looks so wonderfully entertaining! Although it has opening dates set in Europe, as well as other countries around the world, it’s a shame that it still hasn’t found a distributor for the United States. Here in the U.S., fans of Ledger, as well as fans of the other actors, (and Gilliam fans as well), are hoping that it will find distribution soon, so it can be seen on the big screen, as it should be.

Posted by concerned filmgoer | Report as abusive

Each and everyone of the actors is worth the price of admission. But the inclusion Heath Ledger is superb. I’m glad they didn’t delete his role after his untimely death. I love Tery Gilliam films and this will be a zenith.

Posted by carl chappell | Report as abusive

Yes I am glad they didn’t delete his role. Heath was always a great actor.


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