Heath Ledger/Modest Mouse Collaboration Released

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Published August 4, 2009

In January 2007, upset by the ongoing illegal whale hunting taking place off the coast of Austraila, Heath Ledger approached Modest Mouse’s Issac Brock with an idea for a video to accompany the band’s then-unreleased, somewhat nautically-themed single, “King Rat.” Following his death, the project, the details of which were outlined almost entirely by the late actor, was completed by the Masses, a film and music company in which he was a partner. The clip–well, the last half anyway–is not for the faint of heart. Or those who enjoy gingerbread men.