Magazine article Screen International

Adam Driver Set to Star in Terry Gilliam's 'Don Quixote'

Magazine article Screen International

Adam Driver Set to Star in Terry Gilliam's 'Don Quixote'

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Terry Gilliam's long-gestating project The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is shaping up to shoot in the autumn with a hot new star - Adam Driver.

Fresh from Star Wars blockbuster The Force Awakens, Driver could bring fresh life to the film that has been in the pipeline for nearly 20 years, when the role was originally intended for Johnny Depp.

The role of Quixote, first played by Jean Rochefort when Gilliam mounted an ill-fated production in 1998, will be taken on by Gilliam's fellow Monty Python member, Michael Palin.

The project, recently revived by Gilliam with veteran Portuguese producer Paulo Branco's Alfama Films which is selling the project at the Cannes Market, is shaping up to shoot this autumn.

The story of how production stopped after Rochefort was injured was recounted in 2002 documentary Lost In La Mancha. Since then, Gilliam has frequently attempted to revive the project. …

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