Sony Classics to Distribute Doctor Parnassus


Variety says that Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group is in advanced talks to pick up The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, with plans for it to go out theatrically, likely this year, via Sony Pictures Classics.

Heath Ledger and Christopher Plummer star in the Terry Gilliam fantasy, whichalso features Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell, who replaced Ledger in various fantasy scenes after the actor died during the film’s production in January 2008.

The “Parnassus” deal with Sony has long been in the works and could be made official this week, adds the trade.