Problems With Heath’s Last Movie?

6a00d83451d69069e201127908fc6128a4-320wiNewly minted Oscar winner Heath Ledger died last year in the middle of production for “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus,” directed by Terry Gilliam. The head-trippy “Parnassus” concerns a traveling magician who gives customers more than they bargained for. The project’s fate was thrown into question until Jude Law, Colin Farrell, and Johnny Depp stepped in, with all three part of an elaborate workaround that has the actors playing different parts of Ledger’s role. That saved the production. But the road since then to distribution, especially in the U.S., has been nearly as complicated.

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