It seems that Terry Gilliam's film that was famously abandoned 10 years ago is moving forward with another actor joining the cast. Empire is reporting that actor Ewan McGregor has signed on for The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.

McGregor will star in the role that Johnny Depp was set to play in the film's first incarnation over 10 years ago. It was said that Depp was still set for the role, but there were scheduling conflicts with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and this film.

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It was said that the film will revolve around McGregor's character, a filmmaker who travels back in time and gets roped into the adventures of Don Quixote, who will be played by Robert Duvall.

"Robert Duvall is one of the greats, no question - and he can ride a horse!" laughed Gilliam. "And Ewan has gotten better over the years. He was wonderful in The Ghost. There's a lot of colours to Ewan that he's not been showing recently and it's time for him to show them again. He's got a great sense of humour and he's a wonderful actor. He's wonderfully boyish and can be charming - when he flashes a smile, everybody melts. He wields it like a nuclear bomb!"

It was said The Man Who Killed Don Quixote will start filming in September.