It appears that Heath Ledger’s final film role will be preserved after all.
Ledger was due for one more marathon of filming “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” before he died in New York City during a short break. But according to the Daily Telegraph, director Terry Gilliam is determined to finish the movie using special effects.
“Terry’s throwing himself into the job of trying to salvage the picture,” said Christopher Plummer, another star of the film. “Fortunately, because the film deals with magic, there is a way perhaps … of turning Heath into other people using stills and CGI.”
Plummer said that Gilliam and Ledger were very good friends, and that the film will be dedicated to the late actor.
Initial reports last week claimed that Johnny Depp would fill Ledger’s shoes.