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Ledger's Last Film A Mess?

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Feb. 24 2009, Published 1:09 p.m. ET

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Director Terry Gilliam is renowned for his oddball flicks like Brazil and 12 Monkeys.

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus -- about a very strange traveling magician -- would have been one of them even if Heath Ledger had lived to finish it. Instead, the half-completed film was rewritten to allow Jude Law, Colin Farrell and Johnny Depp to play different facets of the Parnassus character.

And, reportedly, distributors are concerned that audiences will be as confused as they are by the finished film.

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Still, fans shouldn't despair.

"This movie stars Heath Ledger in his final performance," an anonymous independent film professional told The Hollywood Reporter. "it will get a deal and come out in the U.S."


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