The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Release date:TBD


Director:Terry Gilliam

MPAA Rating:N/A


Starring:Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce, Olga Kurylenko, Stellan Skarsgård, Joana Ribeiro, Eva Basteiro-Bertoli, Rossy de Palma, Oscar Jaenada, Jordi Molla, Sergi Lopez

Genre:Drama, Fantasy

Plot Summary:

A modern and satirical twist on the tale, "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" stars Driver as Toby, a jaded commercials director who travels to Spain for a shoot and comes across a gypsy who gives 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 student film was shot and gets caught up in a series of catastrophes.

The long-gestating passion project by Gilliam was chronicled in the documentary "Lost in La Mancha." Gilliam had previously attempted to shoot "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" in late 2000 with Johnny Depp playing an ad man named Toby Grosini, who is somehow transported back in time and becomes Sancho Panza to a delusional Don Quixote. Filming was plagued by difficulties, including Quixote actor Jean Rochefort falling ill, and eventually abandoned. Years of legal wrangling to get the rights back left Depp unwilling to return, with actors such as Ewan McGregor considered for the lead.

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