Hours after Heath Ledger’s untimely death, crew members on the Vancouver set of his new fantasy adventure movie, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, were sent home, a source tells Us.
“I just got the call [Tuesday] saying everyone was being let go,” the on-set source tells Usmagazine.com. “We were supposed to start this weekend, but obviously they fired everyone today.
“They don’t know yet what they are doing with the footage that was already shot,” the source adds.
Ledger was on a break from filming when he died Tuesday. Shooting had begun in London last December. He was last photographed on set Jan. 19.
“Right now, everyone is in complete shock and can’t even speak,” the on-set source says.
The movie co-starred singer Tom Waits.
A rep for the movie’s production could not be reached.
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