February 19, 2008 07:43:13 GMT
Late actor Heath Ledger is having his role of Joker in the film "The Dark Knight" being immortalized in the form of a toy doll.
Heath Ledger whose death has been proclaimed as accidental drugs overdose will live on a new plastic doll. The late actor is having his role of Joker in one of his latest big screen projects "The Dark Knight" being immortalized in the form of a toy doll.
Heath's family has approved the release of the Mattel action figure to go with the upcoming movie "The Dark Knight." "Heath was very proud of his work in the film, and his family is aware and supportive of Warner Bros., and its partner's plans for the movie," a family spokesman told the New York Post.
A range of Heath's Joker dolls has been revealed by toy giants Mattel just one week after the Aussie star's funeral. Two versions of the doll will hit stores by May. One which comes with a rocket launcher will be sold for $7.99 and the second which comes with a toy knife, will be sold for $10.99.
Heath had finished playing the Joker in the forthcoming Batman film "The Dark Knight" when he was found dead in his New York apartment back on January 22 by his housekeeper and a masseuse who had arrived for an appointment with him.
"The Dark Knight", which is of superhero-action genre, is slated to be released July 18 later this year.