Casting Call: Don Quixote

In which we suggest who should star in the next big adaptation, remake, or historical film.

After a series of freak accidents and financial mishaps chronicled by its very own 2002 documentary Lost in La Mancha, Terry Gilliam is finally giving up on his modern adaptation of Don Quixote. Given Quixote‘s odd and tragic nature, it’s no surprise that the man to take over from Gilliam is Johnny Depp, one of the project’s former stars. Originally signed on to play a modern version of Quixote’s loyal squire, Sancho Panza, the actor recently closed a deal with Disney to support the film. Depp will take on the newest Quixote adaption not only as its producer, but also potentially as its star. Though Depp would pour admirable passion into the pointy-bearded lead, a part of us hopes that he won’t succumb to the draw of playing yet another costumed eccentric. Here’s who we’d like to see as Don Quixote and those tangled up in his absurd quest in the newest adaptation of Cervantes’ famous tale.

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