Parnassus to Premiere At Cannes

Terry Gilliam's filmmaking career has had its share of catastrophes (see the film "Lost in La Mancha" for an example.) so when Heath Ledger died shortly into principal photography on Gilliam's film "The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus" we at Hollywood Dump figured this had shades of Don Quixote written all over it. (and that Gilliam must be cursed.)

It was at that point that Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell all stepped in to play Ledger's role and allow the film to be finished.

And then there was news that the film was having trouble acquiring a US distributor, which meant that despite the herculean effort to get the film finished and edited, it was STILL not going to be seen by anyone.

But now there is news that Parnassus will have its official premiere at the Cannes film fest on May 22, which should help its efforts to partner up with a studio that will distribute it. We also hear that several studios are now very interested in picking up the flick.

Once reviews start coming back on the film, we'll post them here.

As always, stay tuned.

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