Almost a decade after Heath Ledger died of a drug overdose at the age of 28, a documentary looking back on the actor’s incredible life is coming to Spike TV.
The 90-minute film, “I Am Heath Ledger,” will feature exclusive, archival footage of the late “Brokeback Mountain” actor as well as interviews from Ledger’s close co-workers, friends and family.
The first trailer for the film, which will debut at NYC’s Tribeca Film Festival, dropped on April 4, on what would have been Ledger’s 38th birthday.
“There were always cameras around,” says model Christina Cauchi in the trailer, a friend of Ledger’s. “A video camera, or a polaroid camera or a film camera. That’s what I think when I think of him: the camera in the hand.”
The trailer ends with Ledger himself speaking into a handheld video recorder.
“Hello,” Ledger says. “We’re going to go on a mission right now. So will you come with me?”
Ledger’s widow, Michelle Williams, does not appear to be featured in the film. “I Am Heath Ledger” premieres Wednesday, May 17 at 10 pm ET on Spike TV. The film will be released on a digital/DVD release on May 23.