Terry Gilliam has signed up Heath Ledger for his upcoming picture Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus*, to star alongside Christopher Plummer, Tom Waits, Lily Cole, Andrew Garfield and Verne Troyer. Am I high? Did I just type "Tom Waits" and "Verne Troyer" in the same sentence?
Pic is a modern-day fantasy adventure that centers on Dr. Parnassus (Plummer), who has the gift of guiding the imaginations of others. With his traveling theater troupe, Parnassus offers audience members the chance to transcend reality by passing through a magical mirror.
I too have a gift for guiding the imaginations of others. WITH MY CROTCH! My business cards just say "Lance Martini, Crotch Magician".
Anyway, I sure hope Gilliam doesn’t let Ledger come up with some retarded made-up accent like he used in Brothers Grimm that didn’t make any sense and no one could understand. (See also: Benicio Del Toro in Snatch)
*Not to be confused with Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, which I’d see if I wasn’t worried that it’d create in me the desire to make out with shirtless dudes.