O’Connell Set For Gilliam’s “Don Quixote”

Jack O’Connell (“Unbroken,” “Starred Up”) is now confirmed to have scored the lead role in Terry Gilliam’s anticipated satirical film adaptation/reimagining of Miguel de Cervantes’ classic novel “Don Quixote”.

O’Connell plays Toby, a jaded commercials director who travels to Spain for a shoot and comes across a gypsy who gives him a copy of his student film – a lyrical re-working of the Don Quixote story set in a quaint old Spanish village.

Moved by the discovery, Toby sets off on a bizarre road trip to find the little village where the student film was shot. He soon gets caught up in a series of catastrophies.

Boasting a script by Tony Grisoni (“Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas,” “Red Riding” trilogy) and budgeted at $21 million, this will mark Gilliam’s seventh attempt to bring the project to the big screen.

Adrian Guerra is producing and filming aims to begin this spring for an expected May 2016 release.

Source: Variety