Farrell Speaks About Ledgers Final Role

A psychological thriller about a troubled young woman working nights at a recently closed hospital that may be connected to a series of gruesome murders.

Colin Farrell has confirmed that he will play one third of the replacement in Heath Ledger’s  final film ‘The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus’. As we previous reported here, Farrell, Jude Law and Johnny Deep will help director Terry Gilliam complete what Farrell calls an “incredibly painful tribute” to the late Heath Ledger.


In a strange twist of fate, Farrell was originally lined up to star in Bob Dylan film ‘I’m Not There’ but was replaced by Ledger at the last minute. Farrell, speaking to the Sydney Daily Telegraph, said: “I will be honoured to be part of that (Parnassus). “It makes me feel uncomfortable to think about it too much and to get into it really here, but it’s an incredibly painful honour… and an honour I wish wasn’t bestowed (on me), but an honour none-the-less. “It’s about getting Heath’s work out there… He’s too good for any of his work not to be seen, you know, and I’m really keen and looking forward to doing it and just doing the best job I can do.”


Discussing the premise of ‘The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus’, Gilliam explained that” Parnassus is trying to bring amazement to people, and not doing a very good job of it, because they aren’t paying attention to him. But if they will enter his mirror, and allow their imagination to mix with his, they enter these extraordinary worlds, and they come back transcendent — or they strangely disappear.”


The official website for the film features a coming soon logo for the film and one official image (see below).



















The film has an expected 2009 release date in Ireland.