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Parnassus gets October UK release

Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Heath Ledger died halfway through filming in January 2008

Heath Ledger's last film, Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, has been given a UK cinema release date.

The movie, starring Ledger as a mysterious character who joins an extraordinary travelling theatre, will open on 16 October.

Ledger died of an accidental overdose in 2008 halfway through filming.

Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell were later cast to play the star's character in the rest of the movie.

Filming had been suspended after Ledger's death but resumed later in Vancouver "with the blessing and support of Heath Ledger's family", Gilliam said.

The fantasy film also stars Christopher Plummer, Verne Troyer and Lily Cole.

Critics gave the movie a warm reception when it previewed at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

A US release date has yet to be decided.

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