After nineteen years and eight attempts to make the film “The Man who Killed Don Quixote” is finally set to premiere on May 19th 2018. The movie, directed by Terry Gilliam and based on the adventures of Don Quixote written by Miguel de Cervantes, will be closing the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. We can already watch the trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkRo5l8679g) about this bizarre adventure.
With Jonathan Pryce as Don Quixote and Adam Driver as Toby Grisoni (the advertising executive whom Quixote mistakes for Sancho Panza), this film is one of the most expected works for the year. Its technical, financial and even legal difficulties have made it one of the most infamous examples of development hell in film history. What´s development hell? It is the word used to describe projects that have not been completed but remain in a long development stage due to different reasons. It even gained the reputation of being cursed!
According to IMDb´s Jonathan Pryce’s costume as Don Quixote is the one Jean Rochefort was to wear back in 2000 when the film was being produced. The assistant of Gabriella Pescucci, the previous costume designer, found it back while he was looking for costumes for an opera. Fast forward to the latest production, costume designer Lena Mossum made some changes so that the very same costume fitted Jonathan Pryce.
Movie Costumes: Peris Costumes for Costume Designer Lena Mossum