Ewan McGregor has joined the cast of Terry Gilliam’s long-delayed and once-aborted passion project “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” says Empire Online.
Gilliam previously tried to adapt the property into a $35 million feature starring Johnny Depp back in 2000, but the film famously fell apart during production. Ten years on, Gilliam is finally having another crack at it, this time with a smaller $20 million budget.
If the story remains the same, McGregor will take over the Depp role of an advertising executive who travels back to 17th century Spain and becomes caught up in the adventures of Don Quixote. Robert Duvall has already been cast as Quixote, a role Jean Rochefort was to play in the original.
Filming on ‘Quixote’ is scheduled to kick off in September.