Gilliam Dumps Depp for McGregor in Don Quixote Movie
05.18.10 by REELZ
Ex-Python and director Terry Gilliam has always maintained that friend Johnny Depp would be a part of his Don Quixote project, but it looks as if Pirates of the Caribbean 4 has changed that. Empire caught up with Gilliam at Cannes, where he revealed that everyone's favorite jedi Ewan McGregor will fill the role originally meant for Johnny.
Sure to be fantastically strange, the movie's storyline has been rumored to have McGregor's character as a 21st-century advertising executive who travels back in time to 17th-century Spain, where he meets Don Quixote (Robert Duvall) and is mistakenly believed to be Sancho Panza, thus becoming involved in quixotic adventures.