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Jude Law to Help Award Heath Ledger Scholarship

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has been asked to judge the Heath Ledger Scholarship competition.

The Sherlock Holmes actor - who along with Johnny Depp and Colin Farrell took over the late actor’s role in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus after he died - said he was “delighted” to have the opportunity.

“I am delighted and honored to do what I can to keep Heath’s legacy alive. He was a brilliant actor and a wonderful man and it is only fitting that this scholarship has been developed in his name,” Law stated.

The Australians in Film Heath Ledger Scholarship is awarded to an emerging Australian actor who wants to pursue a career in America. This year’s finalists will be announced in February 2010.


Robert Downey Jr. Will Do Sequels Until Forcibly Retired

Sherlock Holmes duo Robert Downey Jr. and Jude LawRobert Downey Jr. would happily only star in Sherlock Holmes and Iron Man movies for the rest of his career.

The actor loved his experiences on the set of both films so much, he wants to keep returning for new installments until he is forced to quit.

“I’d be happy to bounce back and forth between Sherlock and Tony Stark until I’m forcibly retired. And fortunately, not unlike Iron Man, there is a way to continue along the lines of Sherlock and not become embarrassed by my graying hair and more ropey muscles.”

Robert’s Sherlock Holmes co-star Jude Law also revealed he is hoping to get cast in a sequel to the detective adventure: “We would love the audience to fall in love with it as much as we have so we can tell a whole bunch more.”

New Sherlock Holmes Trailer Unveiled

If you’re pretending to be British and celebrating Guy Fawkes Day, you might as well keep up the charade by checking out the new trailer for Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law.

In what can only seem to be complete bad-ass-ness (smart jokes, narrated three-step guide to knocking someone out, Rachel McAdams, etc.), the film appears to have a good chance at holding its own during this Christmas Day’s battlefield for the box office.

What secret weapon does director Guy Ritchie have in store for the action-packed thriller? He calls it a family movie!

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First Look: Ledger in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Trailer

Is it possible that a trailer can make you feel giddy yet sad all at the same time?

In this trailer for , we get to see Heath Ledger on the big screen for the final time. Although the project was put in limbo after the Oscar winner’s January 2008 death, the generosity of three fellow actors helped save the film.

Instead of scrapping the movie altogether, director Terry Gilliam (Brazil) recruited Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell for the adventure. The three men not only donated their time, they donated their fees to Matilda Ledger, Heath’s daughter.

Parnassus - also starring Christopher Plummer, Tom Waits, Verne Troyer and Lily Cole - opens on Oct. 16.

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Sherlock Holmes Posters Unveiled

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Christmas is still over six months away, but the excitement for is already building.

Last month, we got the trailer. Now we have the intense posters.

Holmes. Watson. Does anything more need to be said?

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First Look: Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law in Sherlock Holmes Trailer

Later this winter, will set aside gadgets and body armor to reveal “fighting skills as lethal as his legendary intellect.”

In , Downey will team up with another Oscar-nominee (Jude Law as Dr. John Watson) to foil a plot that could destroy Britain. Sherlock also stars Rachel McAdams as Irene Adler and Mark Strong as Lord Blackwood.

The Guy Ritchie film - previously scheduled for a November 20 release - will open on Christmas Day.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: May 19, 2009

Valkyrie DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • 3 Days of the Condor: Blu-ray
  • Batman: Blu-ray
  • A Bug’s Life: Blu-ray
  • Changing Lanes: Blu-ray
  • Enemy at the Gates: Blu-ray
  • Fanboys: DVD
  • The Friends of Eddie Coyle: DVD
  • Lion for Lambs: Blu-ray
  • The Machinist: Blu-ray
  • Man Hunt: DVD
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance: DVD
  • My Bloody Valentine 3D: DVD, Blu-ray

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Ledger’s Last Flick: Will We See It?

Heath Ledger

Though he died at a relatively young age, left behind an impressive body of work for fans to enjoy. This Oscar-winning actor has been highly celebrated for his award-winning role in The Dark Knight, a film widely believed to be his last. It is not.

At the time of his death, Ledger was in the midst of filming . The indie flick details the life of a traveling magician. In order to complete the film, actors Jude Law, Colin Farrell and Johnny Depp finished scenes which would have featured Ledger.

The movie has now been completed for six months, but there are currently no deals in the works to bring the flick to the US market. Though major distributors stepped forward months ago, these deals reportedly fell apart and currently there’s nothing in the till. Does this mean we’ll never see Ledger’s last movie?

Don’t count on it. Sooner or later, someone will pick up the movie and bring it to US audiences.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: February 17, 2009

Religulous DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

Getting Into Character: Jude Law as a Tranvestite

Jude LawJude Law as a tranvestite

We always knew was a pretty boy…but who knew he was also a great-looking woman?

In his next film, Rage, the 36-year-old actor plays Minx, a “celebrity super-model.” According to the writer/director’s website, the black comedy is “a bitterly funny exposé of the inner lives of individuals working at a New York fashion house – as if shot by a schoolboy on his cellphone camera - over seven days in which an accident on the runway becomes a murder investigation.”

No release date has yet been announced for Rage. The film also stars Judi Dench, Dianne Wiest and Steve Buscemi.

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