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

(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."

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)
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)
Actor Heath Ledger attends a special Cinema Society and Hogan hosted screening of I'm Not There at the Chelsea West Cinemas, in this Nov. 13, 2007, file photo in New York.  (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)
Actor Heath Ledger attends a special Cinema Society and Hogan hosted screening of "I'm Not There" at the Chelsea West Cinemas, in this Nov. 13, 2007, file photo in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini,...   (Associated Press)
American actor Johnny Depp smiles as he poses for photographers at his premiere of the film Sweeney Todd.
American actor Johnny Depp smiles as he poses for photographers at his premiere of the film "Sweeney Todd."   (Associated Press)
Actor Jude Law, center, attends the New York premiere of Sleuth at the Paris Theater, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Actor Jude Law, center, attends the New York premiere of "Sleuth" at the Paris Theater, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)   (Associated Press)
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