Adam Driver and Jonathan Pryce in a scene from "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote."
Photo courtesy of the Cannes Film Festival
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A legal bid to stop the world premiere of Terry Gilliam's disaster-plagued film "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" at Cannes has failed – but the war over its rights is far from over. The film's former producer Paulo Branco had attempted to stop the movie closing the world's top film festival next weekend.Gilliam has struggled for nearly two decades to get the film, one of the most ill-fated in movie history, to the screen.Cannes director Thierry Fremaux – who infuriated Branco last week by weighing in to support Gilliam – confirmed the "triumph" before a gala screening at the festival to cheers from the audience, which included Hollywood stars Cate Blanchett and Kristen Stewart.The Portuguese-born producer last week tried to obtain a court order stopping the film, which features actors Adam Driver and Jonathan Pryce, from being shown at Cannes and released in France.Gilliam had earlier told AFP that Branco had "nothing to do with the [final] film.
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