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Duvall for Quixote?

12.02.2009

For years, we've heard rumblings that eternally unfortunate filmmaker Terry Gilliam had every intention of resurrecting his epic failure/labor of love THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE.

In fact, just a couple of months ago he claimed that he'd found a suitable replacement for Jean Rochefort, his original whimsical windmill-tilter before the production imploded (a tragedy documented in LOST IN LA MANCHA).

Is that new Quixote screen legend Robert Duvall? That's what the actor himself tells Collider while out promoting CRAZY HEART: "I may work with Terry Gilliam next - if they get the money - to play Don Quixote de la Mancha."

Note the financing caveat -- even Duvall must know of Gilliam's infamous jinx.

The original movie was loosely based on the classic Cervantes tale of a quirky old Spaniard. Gilliam's first attempt at the film was to star Depp as an obnoxious advertising exec who gets hurled back through time where he meets Quixote, and ends up becoming his sidekick Sancho Panza for various adventures. The production was plagued by injuries, harsh weather, an uncooperative crew and a vengeful God who apparently really hates Gilliam's filmography.

Extra Tidbit: While it's still unknown if Depp could or would return, at least Gilliam probably still has Colin Farrell and Jude Law on speed-dial.
Source: Collider

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3:12PM on 12/03/2009

whatever.....

....gets this ball rolling! give 'em some money, duvall!
....gets this ball rolling! give 'em some money, duvall!
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12:10PM on 12/03/2009

Palin

I thought the plan was to get Michael Palin to replace Rochefort. Getting Duvall to play a Spaniard is akin to getting Keitel to play Judas. Palin is much better of accents. Plus, it would be nice to see Palin and Gilliam together again.
I thought the plan was to get Michael Palin to replace Rochefort. Getting Duvall to play a Spaniard is akin to getting Keitel to play Judas. Palin is much better of accents. Plus, it would be nice to see Palin and Gilliam together again.
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10:08AM on 12/03/2009

For It!

Just saw Duvall in The Road. Sometimes I forget how incredible he is.
Just saw Duvall in The Road. Sometimes I forget how incredible he is.
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9:35AM on 12/03/2009

Great Choice

I was originally thinking Christopher Plummer or Bernard Hill, but Duvall would be even better.

Last I heard, Gilliam was leaning towards replacing Depp with someone else, most likely Colin Farrell. However, Neon October's suggestion of Cillian Murphy would work perfectly.
I was originally thinking Christopher Plummer or Bernard Hill, but Duvall would be even better.

Last I heard, Gilliam was leaning towards replacing Depp with someone else, most likely Colin Farrell. However, Neon October's suggestion of Cillian Murphy would work perfectly.
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8:20AM on 12/03/2009
Robert Duvall can do pretty much anything if he's given the chance. Rochefort would've made a great Quixote, but there's nothing wrong with Duvall.
Robert Duvall can do pretty much anything if he's given the chance. Rochefort would've made a great Quixote, but there's nothing wrong with Duvall.
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10:18PM on 12/02/2009

Get Cillian Murphy

If they can't get Johnny Depp, get Cillian Murphy instead. I swear, the man is so underrated and he's pretty much the Irish Johnny Depp.
If they can't get Johnny Depp, get Cillian Murphy instead. I swear, the man is so underrated and he's pretty much the Irish Johnny Depp.
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10:11PM on 12/02/2009

Yes?

Yes Yes Yes no no yes possibly maybe who know..i dont know. Maybe, just MAYBE!

Depp for the win!
Yes Yes Yes no no yes possibly maybe who know..i dont know. Maybe, just MAYBE!

Depp for the win!
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