Ewan McGregor has replaced Johnny Depp in Terry Gilliam’s eccentric movie about Spanish literary hero Don Quixote.

The film was titled ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ a decade ago and Gilliam casted Depp as time travelling advertising executive Tony Grisoni.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star, however, has been forced to quit because of scheduling conflicts.

Gilliam has now announced that McGregor will star as Grisoni, opposite Robert Duvall as Quixote, reports the Daily Express.

He said, “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!” Gilliam added.

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