The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is one of the most drawn out non-features to ever be created. A couple of months ago director Terry Gilliam stated that he had found the actor he wanted to portray the part of Quixote in the film, but he planned on keeping his identity a secret. Now, according to Collider its been revealed that the actor in question is Oscar winner, Robert Duvall!
According to Frosty, while interviewing Duvall for his upcoming movie Crazy Heart, he got a major casting scoop. The actor revealed that Gilliam wants him to play the title character in The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Duvall went on to say that his casting and the production of the film all depends on whether or not Gilliam can raise enough money.
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus hits theaters this Christmas, and if there’s a positive commercial response to it, Gilliam may get his wish. The only downside is the amount of competition that will be present at the box office that week. Parnassus will have to go up against a thousand Oscar winning actors in Nine, and the charismatic Robert Downey Jr. in Sherlock Holmes. The film’s chances look slim.
Do you think Duvall should be cast as Quixote?