Terry Gilliam's THE IMAGINARIUM OF DR. PARNASSUS now complete–may screen at Cannes

Director Terry Gilliam has finally completed post-production work on The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, and the much-anticipated film is now ready to screen for possible distributors in the United States. Doctor Parnassus lost its leading man when Heath Ledger died in January 2008, but a trio of A-list actors–Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell–stepped in to complete Ledger’s role. “Everybody in the crew and cast said, ‘We have to finish this thing.’ It was a team effort,” Gilliam told ITN.co.uk. “It’s done and it’s . . . wonderful, it’s beautiful and I’m very happy with it.”

Steven Zeitchik of The Hollywood Reporter writes that The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is considered a likely candidate for this year’s Cannes Film Festival, although the official announcement of Cannes offerings is still a few weeks away. The Zone thanks Emma and FANtasticJD for the updates. –Part-Time Poet

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