Friday, February 20, 2009

Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Movie Cast

Let's take a look to the movie cast of the Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus:
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Christopher Plummer - Imaginarium of Doctor ParnassusChristopher Plummer as Doctor Parnassus:
The 1,000-year-old leader of a travelling theatre troupe.

Heath Ledger - Imaginarium of Doctor ParnassusHeath Ledger as Tony:
A conman, who joins the troupe.

Lily Cole - Imaginarium of Doctor ParnassusLily Cole as Valentina:
Doctor Parnassus's daughter.

Tom Waits - Imaginarium of Doctor ParnassusTom Waits as The Devil.

Andrew Garfield as Anton.

Verne Troyer - Imaginarium of Doctor ParnassusVerne Troyer as Percy.

The accident that took Heath Ledger's life in the midst of production could have brought the movie to an end. But thanks to Terry Gilliam's determination to honor the work done by Heath Ledger and to pursue the movie, the Imaginarium of the Doctor Parnassus should hit theaters on September 24, 2009.

Tery Gilliam is able to keep Heath Ledger's scenes thanks to a plot trick: his role was recast to have Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell portray "physically transformed versions" of the character.

Today we have a first glimpse of Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell in the Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus:
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Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
So there four great actors sharing the role of Tony the conman :
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Heath Ledger, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell all sharing the role of Doctor ParnassusIn the role of Tony in the Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus:
  1. Heath Ledger
  2. Johnny Depp
  3. Colin Farrell
  4. Jude Law
Plot of the movie:
"In the present day, immortal 1,000-year-old Doctor Parnassus (Christopher Plummer) leads a travelling theatre 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 (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." (Source: Wikipedia)

Terry Gilliam's latest film is full of strange characters! I bet the movie will be a real surprise for all of us.