Ewan McGregor Joins Terry Gilliam’s Don Quixote


Empire magazine talked to Terry Gilliam at the Cannes Film Festival last night and learned that Ewan McGregor will star in the director’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.

McGregor is replacing Johnny Depp, who was going to star in the original, aborted version ten years ago.

According to previous reports, the new version will revolve around a filmmaker (McGregor) who is charmed into joining Don Quixote’s (Robert Duvall) eternal quest for his ladylove, becoming an unwitting Sancho Panza.

Gilliam is planning a September start for the film, which will have a budget of about $20 million.