Tom Waits is to play the part of the Devil in Heath Ledger‘s final film, ‘The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus’, it has been revealed.
Directed by ex-‘Monty Python’ member Terry Gilliam, the film also stars Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Christopher Plummer as Doctor Parnassus.
Speaking in a blog on website Anti, Waits said: “I am the Devil in ‘The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus’ – not a devil…the Devil. I don’t know why [Gilliam] thought of me. I was raised in the church.
“Gilliam is an impresario, captain, magician, a dictator (a nice one), a genius, and a man you’d want in the boat with you at the end of the world.”
Actress Scarlett Johansson released an album of Waits covers this week (May 19), entitled ‘Anywhere I Lay My Head’ – read the full story in this week’s issue of NME, out now.