3 Stars Take Over Ledger's Last Role

Depp, Farrell, Law will play 1 character in fantasy flick
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2008 4:22 PM CST
Actor Colin Farrell arrives for a screening of 'In Bruges' at the IFC Center Monday, Feb. 4, 2008 in New York. (AP Photo/Gary He)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Hollywood hotties Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, and Jude Law will take over Heath Ledger's final film role, the BBC reports. Each will morph into the part in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus as Ledger's character, an actor, passes through a magic mirror into other dimensions. Ledger's footage will likely remain in Terry Gilliam's fantastical $30 million film.

A spokeswoman for Law said a preliminary deal is in place for the trio to take over the role of Tony "subject to negotiations." Shooting had moved from London to Vancouver when Ledger died of an accidental overdose last month at 28. At the time, the filmmakers called him "a great actor, a great friend and a great spirit." (Read more Heath Ledger stories.)