Terry Gilliam confirms that Johnny Depp will not be appearing in THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE

Disregard the recent media stories (all based on Paste’s interview with Terry Gilliam) claiming that Johnny Depp will join the newly-cast Robert Duvall in Gilliam’s second attempt to film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote; the director himself insists those reports are false, and that the Paste reporter must have misunderstood his reply. According to Paste, Gilliam responded “Yeah” when asked if Johnny Depp was still going to be in Don Quixote. However, when The Film Stage asked Terry Gilliam to confirm the Paste report, Gilliam said:

“I don’t know where that came from. I think somebody, when they were playing their tape back. . . . Me and my bad annunciation gets to me a little at times, but no. I don’t know where that came from. I read the transcript I saw on the web and it has me saying ‘yeah’ but it was probably just me saying ‘nah.’ (laughs) That’s probably what I was saying. So no, Johnny is not going to be in it. The sooner we stop that one the better [. . .].”

The Zone thanks Marijose for sharing The Film Stage article and Emma for the original Paste story. You can read more on the Zone’s News and Views forum. To read the entire Film Stage article, CLICK HERE. –Part-Time Poet

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