Studio Plans Heath Ledger Tribute


Jun. 5 2008, Published 6:00 a.m. ET

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Heath Ledger's final completed film, The Dark Knight, will hit theaters next month, and Warner Bros. is making sure his work and legacy will be recognized.

The studio behind the Batman Begins sequel is planning a tribute to the late actor at the New York City premiere and has been working closely with the Ledger family to make it come to fruition.

If all goes according to plan, Heath's family will be flown in from Australia for the event and Michelle Williams, his ex and mother of their 2-year-old daughter Matilda, will walk the red carpet as well.

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"Heath was a big part of this movie and everyone wants to show him the respect he deserves," a movie insider tells OK!.

The Oscar-nominated star, who passed away in January at the age of 28 from a prescription drug overdose, has already earned rave reviews for his portrayal of the manic Joker.

Shortly after his passing, Warner Bros. honored their star with a touching note on the official Dark Knight Web site.

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"We mourn the loss of a remarkable talent gone too soon and the passing of an extraordinary man who will be greatly missed."


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