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'Unbroken's' Jack O'Connell to play 'Don Quixote' for Terry Gilliam
"Skins" vet Jack O'Connell -- poised to break into the big leagues in Angelina Jolie's upcoming period drama "Unbroken" -- is the latest actor to join Terry Gilliam's neverending saga to bring Miguel de Cervantes' "Don Quixote" to the big screen.
The actor has signed on to play the lead role in Gilliam's modern-day take on the book, entitled "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote," according to Variety.
O'Connell will play Toby, a commercials director who has an odd encounter with Quixote-like figure, played by John Hurt ("Alien," "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"), while on location in Spain.
It's Gilliam's seventh attempt to make the pet project a reality, having previously attempted several iterations, including a version with Johnny Depp and Jean Rochefort (as documented in the film "Lost in La Mancha"), as well as one with Robert Duvall and Ewan McGregor.
Film has finally secured financing and will reportedly will begin shooting in the spring, with an aim to be in theaters in May, 2016.