Ewan McGregor will take over for Johnny Depp in Terry Gilliam’s (second stab at) “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote”.
Director Gilliam tells Empire Magazine, “Ewan has gotten better over the years. He was wonderful in The Ghost. There’s a lot of colours to Ewan that he’s not been showing recently and it’s time for him to show them again. He’s got a great sense of humour and he’s a wonderful actor. He’s wonderfully boyish and can be charming – when he flashes a smile, everybody melts. He wields it like a nuclear bomb!”.
Colin Farrell had reportedly been offered the role, once it became clear that Depp wasn’t going to be able to do the film (due to scheduling difficulties), but turned it down.
Robert Duvall will also star in the film, playing the part Jean Rochefort had in the original ill-fated version (which was shut down partway through production).