Let’s be honest; we still miss Heath Ledger every day. Nine years on, and we still can’t quite get over the fact that we won’t see his face in another Hollywood movie ever again. Or will we?
Heath Ledger graced our screens in the ‘90s in hit movies like Brokeback Mountain, Candy, A Knight’s Tale, 10 Things I Hate About You (our personal favorite), The Brothers Grimm, and much more. His last movie, of course, was The Dark Knight – where he was just a force to be reckoned with as The Joker.
The Australian legend was only 28-years-old when he died of a suspected prescription drug overdose, and the world wasn’t quite ready to let him go. Now, we can see never-seen-before footage of the star and his life.
Yesterday, the first ever trailer for the new ‘I Am Heath Ledger’ documentary was debuted, on what would have been his 38th birthday. *sobs*. The movie is made by famous filmmaker, Derik Murray who was also behind the ‘I Am Chris Farley’ documentary, and the trailer offered an emotional insight into what we can expect from the film. We’re not exaggerating when we say we have so many emotions going on right now…
Most of the footage from the upcoming documentary were home videos, shot by Heath himself. The opening scene in the trailer shows a close up of Ledger looking into the camera, and we couldn’t deal.
Along with personal home videos and the original video camera selfie (he was great at these), the documentary will also explore Ledger’s personal and professional life with interviews of his close friends, colleagues, and family. It truly is a work of art.
The documentary has been made to show the world the difference and all-new facets of the Heath Ledger his friends and family knew him as – the producer, the friend, the father, the son, the artist and the thrill seeker.
Musician, Ben Harper, says in the trailer,
Heath was the most alive human, and if it wasn’t on the edge, it didn’t interest him.
The documentary will make its full debut in April at the Tribeca Film Festival before being shown in select theaters. But don’t worry if you can’t go and see it, the full documentary will be aired on Spike TV in May 2017.
Excuse us while we go eat our feelings…