Veteran movie star Christopher Lee is desperate to land the role of literary hero DON QUIXOTE in Terry Gilliam's forthcoming film.

Lee, 83, has been linked with the title role in THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE, which was shelved in 2000 when soaring costs prompted investors to withdraw all funding.

He says, "I want to play Don Quixote. I'm the right age - between 70 and 90!"

Johnny Depp is already confirmed to appear.