Friday, February 15, 2008


This is amazing news. According to , Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, and Jude Law are coming aboard the cast of Terry Gilliam's upcoming fantasy film THE IMAGINARIUM OF DR. PARNASSUS. The fate of the film had been in question in recent weeks, due to the death of the film's star, Heath Ledger. Word has it that Gilliam has restructured portions of the script (the film had just started shooting when Ledger died) and has developed a way for Ledger to still appear in the film, but to have his character become other characters throughout the course of the film. From what I've read, the film's story is centered upon a travelling theater group who put on fantastical plays that have a knack for coming to life. Apparently, there's a moment in the film when Ledger's character leaps into a magical mirror, and becomes someone else. So with the help of Depp, Farrell, and Law, Gilliam will now have a star-studded cast and will still be able to pay tribute to Ledger's work, which along with THE DARK KNIGHT, will be his last on-screen performances. I am a big fan of Gilliam, always have been, always will be. Can't wait to see how this film turns out.

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