updated 12/23/2009 AT 1:00 PM ET
•originally published 12/23/2009 AT 1:20 PM ET
“When I got the call, it was a double tug,” Law says of joining the cast of The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus. “I liked Heath very much as a man and admired him as an actor. To help finish his final piece of work was a tribute I felt compelled to make.”
Ledger was in the midst of filming the role of Tony in the fantasy film, directed by Terry Gilliam, when he died from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs in his New York apartment on Jan. 22, 2008, at age 28.