First Look | The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

24 07 2009

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Here is your first look at several images as well as a clip from Oscar-winning actor Heath Ledger’s final performance in the Terry Gilliam fantasy film, “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.”

The story takes place in present day where an immortal 1,000-year-old Doctor Parnassus (Christopher Plummer) leads a traveling theater troupe that offers audience members a chance to go beyond reality through a magical mirror in his possession. Members of the troupe include a sleight of hand expert, Anton (Andrew Garfield), and a dwarf, Percy (Verne Troyer); Parnassus had been able to guide the imagination of others through a deal with the Devil (Tom Waits), who now comes to collect on the arrangement, targeting the doctor’s daughter (Lily Cole). The troupe, which is joined by a mysterious outsider named Tony (portrayed by Heath Ledger, Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell), embark through parallel worlds to rescue the girl.

Plummer, Waits, and Ledger star in the film, though Ledger’s death one-third of the way through filming caused production to be temporarily suspended. Ledger’s role was recast with Depp, Law, and  Farrell portraying transformations of Ledger’s character Tony as he travels through a dream world.

Check out more pictures of the film below.

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Christopher Plummer

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Heath Ledger

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