The news first broke Friday on insider-y webiste aintitcoolnews.com and today Variety reported on their scoop. Heath Ledger's role in Terry Gilliam's "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus," which was partially filmed at the time of his death, has been recast.
Despite the tragic death of pic's star Heath Ledger, Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell have all signed on to play Ledger's character, 'Tony,' in the film.
"Parnassus," which is being produced by William Vince ("Capote"), Amy Gilliam and Samuel Hadida's banner, was shooting in London when Ledger died from an accidental overdose January 22nd.
Ledger's character is transported into three separate dimensions in the fantasy pic; these new worlds, which Ledger accesses via a paranormal mirror, will now be inhabitated by Depp, Law, and Farrell.
No word yet when the film will be released.