Has Terry Gilliam Found His Don Quixote?

Has Terry Gilliam found his Don Quixote?

Contactmusic reports that Johnny Depp is back in cahoots with Terry Gilliam as they try once again to make The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, a movie about that greatest challenger of windmills, Don Quixote. Depp worked with Gilliam on this project once before, but the production collapsed due to various catastrophes chronicled in the hilarious documentary Lost in La Mancha. But it looks like they’re ready to try again.

Alas, Gilliam’s first choice to play Quixote will not be returning to the project for another try.

So who *will* play Quixote?

Contactmusic is passing along an intriguing rumor. It might be Gilliam’s old Monty Python pal Michael Palin.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • PeregrinJoe

    Michael Palin as Quixote? BRILLIANT! I think he would be wonderful in that role.

  • http://www.christandpopculture.com noneuclidean

    Well, if it doesn’t work out, hopefully another hilarious documentary will come of the effort.


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