Farrell To Replace Depp As Quixote?

COLIN FARRELL has been tipped to take the lead role in a movie about Spanish literary hero DON QUIXOTE after JOHNNY DEPP pulled out due to scheduling conflicts.
Director Terry Gilliam lined up Depp in 2000 to star as advertising executive Tony Grisoni in the movie, originally entitled The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.
A series of disasters delayed production of the oddball epic, prompting the Pirates of the Caribbean actor to bow out.
Now the 68-year-old film-maker is said to be eyeing Irish actor Farrell as a possible replacement as he finally gears up to begin filming next year (10).
A source tells Britain's Daily Express, "Terry is a fan of Colin and it's felt he's one of the few people capable of filling Johnny's shoes."
Both Depp and Farrell were among the stars who stepped in to help Gilliam complete his 2009 adventure The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus after its star Heath Ledger passed away last year (08).


Tags: Colin Farrell - Johnny Depp


More Colin Farrell

Watch Kate Mara & Ellen Page As "Terrible" 'Tiny Detectives' In 'True Detective' Parody [Video]

Kate Mara and Ellen Page parody HBO's True Detective and their own short statures in a new Funny or Die video.Kate Mara at New York...

So, "True Detective" Season 2 Will Star Colin Farrell And Vince Vaughn. Who's Next?

Another one of those True Detective rumours has been confirmed – Vince Vaughn has indeed signed on for a part in the show’s second season....

Finally, We've Got a Plot for 'True Detective' Season 2 (and Vince Vaughn)

After months of rumors, speculation and a drip-feed of information for Nic Pizzolato and individuals connected with HBO, we've finally got some solid information on...

Vince Vaughn And Colin Farrell Confirmed As Stars Of 'True Detective' Season 2

After months of speculation and rumours, Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell have finally been announced as the leading men in the second season of HBO's...


Colin Farrell Confirms He's In 'True Detective' Season 2, "I'm So Excited"

Irish actor Colin Farrell has confirmed he will star in the second season of HBO's 'True Detective', ending months of speculation that linked the likes...

With Matthew McConaughey's Story Done "True Detective" Casts Colin Farrell For Second Season

Big news, True Detective fans! The latest cast announcement from HBO’s runaway hit is that Colin Farrell will join the lineup starting next season. Farrell...

Colin Farrell Confirms He Has Landed Lead Role In 'True Detective'

Colin Farrell is the next huge Hollywood actor to take his talents to the small screen. The 38 year-old actor has reportedly confirmed that he...

Rachel McAdams In 'True Detective 2' Talks & Other Cast Rumours

Rachel McAdams is rumoured to be in talks with the makers of the second series of True Detective. The 35-year-old Canadian actor is not the...



kathy's picture


Iam glad that they found someone to take over the role since Johnny can't do it.
Import Source: 
Import Date: 

5 years 1 month ago
View Comments

sher8181's picture


I'm really disappointed that Johnny's not going to be able to do this film. I've waited soooooooo long. I do have the 2000 documentary. Guess I'll have to satisfied with that.
Import Source: 
Import Date: 

5 years 1 month ago
View Comments

Colin Farrell Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Colin Farrell

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All