Washington (ANI): Actor Johnny Depp has walked out of director Terry Gilliam's movie about Spanish literary legend Don Quixote - after a series of disasters delayed the filming schedule by a decade.
Gilliam had roped in Depp and Jean Rochefort to appear in the film back in 2000, and his attempts to make The Man Who Killed Don Quixote were chronicled by filmmakers Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe in 2002 movie Lost in La Mancha.
The film couldn't go on the floor due to scheduling and financial issues and weather-damaged sets. But Gilliam has always been adamant the project will go ahead with Depp on board. "I can now honestly say that I'm not working with Johnny on Don Quixote. He's booked himself up on a lot of other films," Contactmusic quoted Gilliam as saying.
"I wanted to shoot Don Quixote next spring. He said he's not available and we have both agreed that I'm going to die soon, so it would be nice to get this film under my belt," he added.
Rochefort had earlier pulled out of the movie after suffering a herniated disc.