Well hello there. We’d normally be in a snit if anyone dared replace our beloved Johnny Depp in anything. Ewan McGregor is the exception to rule because he puts the “mmmm” in yummmy.
Depp will be busy filming Pirates for Disney this fall, so Terry Gilliam has been forced to replace him with McGregor for his latest movie (which was aborted in 2000) The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Now if they’re going to stick to that original script, than Ewan McGorgeous will play a 21st century advertising executive who travels back in time to 17th century Spain. There, he meets Don Quixote and then start the adventures.
Robert Duvall is on board too, replacing Jean Rochefort. Gilliam said, “Robert Duvall is one of the greats, no question – and he can ride a horse! And Ewan has gotten better over the years. He was wonderful in The Ghost. There’s a lot of colours to Ewan that he’s not been showing recently and it’s time for him to show them again. He’s got a great sense of humour and he’s a wonderful actor. He’s wonderfully boyish and can be charming – when he flashes a smile, everybody melts. He wields it like a nuclear bomb!”
Melt, melt, melt.
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