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Robert Duvall May Play 'Don Quixote' in Terry Gilliam FilmDon Quixote -- there might be some life in the old man yet! Terry Gilliam's abandoned 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote' project, a troubled and ultimately doomed production that was the subject of the 2002 documentary 'Lost in La Mancha,' might be getting a second chance at life.

Robert Duvall tells Collider that Gilliam, whose 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus' opens later this month, would like him to play Don Quixote de la Mancha, a role filled by Jean Rochefort during round one of the project. Robert Duvall May Play 'Don Quixote' in Terry Gilliam FilmDon Quixote -- there might be some life in the old man yet! Terry Gilliam's abandoned 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote' project, a troubled and ultimately doomed production that was the subject of the 2002 documentary 'Lost in La Mancha,' might be getting a second chance at life.

Robert Duvall tells Collider that Gilliam, whose 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus' opens later this month, would like him to play Don Quixote de la Mancha, the role played by Jean Rochefort during round one of the project.

Duvall, who currently appears in 'The Road' and co-stars in the upcoming 'Crazy Heart,' apparently would be delighted to work with Gilliam but knows the project coming to life all depends on being able to raise the necessary funds -- always an uphill battle with any Terry Gilliam film.

The first crack at making 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote' was a comedy of errors as soon as the camera started rolling, with sets being destroyed by inclement weather, Rochefort injuring his back and other unfortunate incidents leading to the project being canceled. Gilliam is determined to see his passion project through this time -- and has chosen Duvall to hopefully be his leading man and brother-in-arms.

What do you think? Is Robert Duvall a good choice to play Don Quixote ... if the project happens, of course?