VIDEO: First Look At ‘Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus’

By: Betsy Waldman / May 18, 2009

A long-awaited sneak peek into Heath Ledger’s final work is finally here.

At the opening ceremony of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, an 18-second clip from the Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus was played for the lucky audience. Dressed in a white costume, Heath addresses the audience of his traveling Imaginarium.

In the movie, Heath plays the leader of a magical theatre troupe who has made a deal with the devil, and take their audience on a journey through their own imaginations. Heath was in the middle of filming the fantasy film when he tragically passed away last January.

Ledger’s role was recast with Jude Law, Colin Farrell, and Johnny Depp, as they play his character Tony as he travels through a dream world. All three actors are donating their salaries from the movie to Ledgers’s young daughter, Matilda.

Currently, the film does not have a release date.

Tell us: Are you excited to see the Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus?