Colin Farrell May Replace Johnny Depp in Don Quixote
08.10.09 by BJSprecher
Only days ago, famed director Terry Gilliam announced that actor Johnny Depp would no longer be starring in his labor-of-love film, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. The movie has been in development for nearly a decade, with Depp attached to star since 2002. Gilliam said that he would not be deterred by Depp's absence.
I wanted to shoot Don Quixote next spring. (Depp) said he's not available and we have both agreed that I'm going to die soon, so it would be nice to get this film under my belt.
Now, it appears that Gilliam may have found Depp's replacement. An undisclosed source claims that Gilliam is a "fan" of Irish actor Colin Farrell and may offer him the lead role. Both Depp and Farrell have worked with Gilliam before; they recently helped Gilliam complete The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus — along with Jude Law — following the death of the film's star, Heath Ledger.