25th January 2008
Johnny Depp could be due to stand in for Heath Ledger, to complete what was meant to be his latest movie.
The Brokeback Mountain star had been in Britain just days before he was found dead in his New York apartment, working on Terry Gilliam's fantasy adventure The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus.
A source told The Sun: "There is a point in the movie when Heath falls through a magic mirror. He could change into another character after that and that is where Johnny would come in."
The insider added: "It's a weird fantasy, time-travel movie, so Heath's character could easily change appearance. It would be a poignant moment. Johnny's not working at the moment so everyone is praying he will do it."
Meanwhile, Heath's ex-girlfriend Michelle Williams arrived in New York on Thursday night with their daughter Matilda.
Australian model Sophie Ward apparently revealed that Heath had been very upset after the couple broke up in September and he missed Matilda over Christmas.