Terry Gilliam’s DON QUIXOTE to Star Jack O’Connell

British star confirmed for long-in-development project…

After decades of failed attempts, Terry Gilliam (‘The Zero Theorem,’ ‘Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas,’ ‘Tideland’) is finally set to get the cameras rolling on ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote,’ his long-awaited modern and satirical twist of Miguel de Cervantes’ ‘Don Quixote.’

Rising star Jack O’Connell, who recently graced the big screen with the Yann Demange-directed ’71,’ will play Toby, “a jaded commercials director who travels to Spain for a shoot and comes across a gypsy who gives a copy of his student film — a lyrical re-working of the Don Quixote story set in a quaint old Spanish village. Moved by the discovery, Toby sets off on a bizarre road trip to find the little village where the student film was shot and gets caught up in a series of catastrophes.”

The project will mark Gilliam’s seventh attempt to adapt Cervantes’ classic novel to the big screen. “Seven is my lucky number so let’s break the curse and make it!,” quipped the filmmaker.

“We believe this film will capture the essence of everything audiences loved in Gilliam’s unforgettable masterpieces such as ‘Brazil,’ ‘Time Bandits’ and ‘The Adventures of Baron Munchausen,’” said producer Grégoire Melin.

Production is pencilled in for a spring start with Adrian Guerra of Nostromo Pictures on board to produce.

O’Connell will next be seen headlining Angelina Jolie’s Louis Zamperini biopic ‘Unbroken’ when it opens in Irish cinemas December 26th.