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Heath Ledger was working on his directorial debut before death

A documentary titled ‘I Am Heath’ sheds light on ‘The Dark Knight’ star’s unfinished project, which bore an uncanny resemblance and similarity to the actor’s real life.

Heath Ledger Heath Ledger was working on his directorial debut before death Source : Press

According to the reports and revelation in a documentary, the actor Heath ledger was happily living out his career-long dream of becoming a director of a feature film before his death. A documentary titled ‘I Am Heath' sheds light on ‘The Dark Knight' star's unfinished project, which bore an uncanny resemblance and similarity to the actor's real life. The movie that he was aspiring to make was based on a chess prodigy who develops a reliance on drugs and alcohol. Citing this synopsis, Elle magazine noted the coincidence reporting: ‘his choice of material only feels more heartbreaking given the murky circumstances of his death.'
Although some of the details of the early stages of production of the actor's passion project were available at the time if his death, but the recently released all access documentary revealed that the actor himself was devoted chess player. The actor at the age of 10, in his home state of Western Australia, was a junior chess champion. The actor also went to continue his passion of chess long after his acquired fame through showbiz. According to the reports, the during his brief sting living New York City, the actor would regularly stop-off in the city's famed Washington Square Park to challenge other chess fanatics. And his aspiring passion project of directing the movie was a culmination of his hobby of chess, his acting experience, and his directorial aspirations. The movie was to be titled ‘Queen's Gambit'.
Ledger died of cardiac arrest brought about by combined drug intoxication on January 22, 2008.

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