The family of late actor Heath Ledger will attend the premiere of “The Dark Knight” next month, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The Ledger family will be on hand for the New York event on July 14, which has been dedicated to Ledger by Christopher Nolan, the film’s director.
In addition to the dedication, the film will include a memoriam to the actor at the end of the movie.
Nolan told Britain’s Empire Magazine that Ledger’s portrayal of the Joker is “the absolute extreme of anarchy and chaos.”
“We didn’t want to show what made him do the things he’s doing, because then he becomes less threatening. I like to say he cuts through the movie like (the shark in) ‘Jaws,’” Nolan said. “He just kind of comes and goes and causes complete mayhem,” Nolan said.
“The Dark Knight” opens wide on July 18.