Best known as Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" trilogy, pint-sized player Verne Troyer stars as a member of a traveling theater group in Terry Gilliam's "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus," otherwise known as the film that tragically features Heath Ledger's final performance.
When we caught up with Troyer -- who is currently starring in Uwe Boll's "Postal" and will soon be seen in Mike Myer's "Love Guru" -- the actor became visibly emotional when discussing his work with Ledger, thanking his Aussie colleague for "letting him be part of his life." Watch the poignant moment below, and then click here for more of Troyer's tribute to his fallen friend.
The cell phone video below was reportedly taken in London last weekend, and shows Heath Ledger on the set of the now seemingly derailed Terry Gilliam film, "The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus." Meanwhile, the latest news surrounding Ledger's final hours can be found here.
After questioning the man about his role as Bob Dylan in "I'm Not There," and the Joker in "The Dark Knight," the next Heath Ledger project that we wanted to know about is "The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus," a fantasy which will reunite the 28-year-old actor with director Terry Gilliam.
"That's just going to be a hoot," Ledger smiled. "It's going to be fun!"
So what is it about? "Terry couldn't even tell you what the movie is about," Ledger laughed. "It's mind-bending. I really don't know how to sum it up."
Ok, fine, here's how IMDB sums it up: "A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting." Succinct. To the point. Totally irrelevant to Ledger, he said. The darn thing could quite literally be about anything at all and it wouldn't matter to the Oscar-nominated thesp so long as Gilliam was behind the camera. Read More...
Stan "The Man" Lee gets a new gig, Tyler Perry announces family reunion, Damon goes to Iraq and more, in today's issue of The Dailies.
- Novelist Orson Scott Card's "Empire" -- about a new American civil war -- being developed at Warner. (Variety)
- Original "Die Hard" helmer John McTiernan set to direct Vegas action thriller, "High Stakes." (Hollywood Reporter)
- "Battlestar" executive producer Ron Moore writing "I, Robot" sequel. (Collider)
- Matt Damon reteams with "Bourne" director for Iraq-themed "Imperial Life in the Emerald City." (Variety)
- Disney inks multi-year deal with comics legend Stan Lee. (Variety)
- Hit massively-multiplayer game "City of Heroes" optioned by "Transformers" producer. (Variety)
- Tyler Perry's stage play "Meet the Browns" slated for 2008 release. (Hollywood Reporter)
- Dreamweaver Terry Gilliam casts Heath Ledger and Tom Waits in upcoming "The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus." (film ick)