Ewan McGregor signs up for Terry Gilliam’s Don Quixote

There’s no Johnny Depp but there is Ewan McGregor, as Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote saddles up for a second attempt to bring it to the big screen…

Finally, director Terry Gilliam is set to press ahead with his long mooted project The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Set to shoot later this year, it’ll be the second time that Gilliam has brought the project before the cameras.

The first, of course, had to be abandoned for an assortment of reasons, primarily due to the ill healthy of actor Jean Rochefort. And the tale of its failure to get to the screen was then told in the brilliant documentary, Lost In La Mancha. It’s well worth digging out if you’ve not seen it.

Much to his credit, Gilliam has now managed to revive the project, and after it was confirmed that it was back on the roster last year, it’s now been confirmed that the shoot will be started this coming September.

Empire is reporting that Johnny Depp, due to commitments to Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, won’t be able to take up his original planned role in the film, and instead Ewan McGregor will be starring in the film. Robert Duvall is on board to play Don Quixote.

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If all goes to plan – and we really hope it does this time – The Man Who Killed Don Quixote will be arriving in cinemas next year.

Empire