Heath Ledger’s final film gets a UK release date

See Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus this October

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Actor Heath Ledger‘s final feature film performance in Terry Gilliam‘s The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus has finally been given a UK release date, October 16, reports the BBC.

Heath Ledger died of an accidental overdose in January 2008, halfway through filming.

The film, which premiered at this year’s Cannes film festival, has Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell cast to complete the late actor’s role.

Speaking to the Associated Press news agency at Cannes, Gilliam said: “The closing credit says ‘By Heath and Friends’ because the film changed with his death. He forced me to make changes and we wouldn’t have finished it if it wasn’t for Heath.”

He added:”Heath was enjoying himself so much and he was ad-libbing a lot, which I don’t normally allow… but Heath was just brilliant at it and he got everybody else going.”

See the trailer for Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus here:

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