There is a murmur afoot that Heath Ledger’s final movie, THE IMAGINARIUM OF DR PARNASSUS may have trouble finding US distribution. The film also stars Colin Farrell, Johnny Depp and Jude Law, who stepped in to complete the role that Ledger had started.
During the summer there were several interested parties, reportedly including Lionsgate, but since, things have died down. You can read the full lowdown HERE, but the gist is the usual bullshit of ‘too experimental’ and ‘not marketable enough’ and that kind of garbage. Obviously, the most important thing to remember at this obviously difficult time (especially with that emotional speech from Ledger’s family at the Oscars) is that UK distribution is already secure, so, living over here in London, I’m ok.
Extra Tidbit: Depp, Farrell and Law donated their earnings for this movie to Ledger’s daughter Matilda.