Speaking to the BBC, Law’s spokeswoman confirmed that the three actors would play Ledger’s role of Tony. She was unaware, however, as to how the part would be restructured in the film, which deals with magic.
Ledger, 28, was still shooting the $30-million movie, directed by Terry Gilliam and costarring Christopher Plummer, when he was found dead from an accidental overdose of prescription medicines on Jan. 22.
The BBC speculates that the production will retain its original footage of Ledger, with Law, Depp and Farrell each playing different versions of Tony.
The weekend before Ledger’s death, he and Plummer had both completed the London portion of the movie’s shoot and were due to continue filming the following week in Vancouver, Canada. Production was suspended when the tragedy struck.
At the time the production left England, Plummer told PEOPLE, “Heath was in very high spirits. He was just enjoying himself tremendously. It’s a rather fanciful script, and he was wonderful in this role.”