There’s been quite a lot of buzz around Heath Ledger’s final role in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnasus. Not only is it the Academy Award winning actor’s swan song, but this is writer/director Terry Gilliam’s (The Adventures of Baron Munchausen) first film in four years, since The Brothers Grimm, starring Ledger and Matt Damon.
The film is about Doctor Parnassus and his wondrous traveling show. Parnassus makes a deal with the devil to live forever, and living with this curse consumes the good doctor. He then comes across Tony, in his multiple incarnations, and things get turned upside down–literally.
The film is written by both Gilliam and Charles McKeown (Ripley’s Game). The cast is rounded out by the super team of Ledger, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrel, Jude Law (all playing the same character), Christopher Plummer, Lily Cole (St. Trinians), and even Tom Waits as the devil.
Check out the first full trailer for the film after the jump. Catch The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, and Ledger’s final performance, on Christmas Day from Sony Pictures Classics.