Josh Gad to Star in GILLIGAN'S ISLAND Reboot for Warner Bros
Deadline reports exclusively that Josh Gad is set to star in a big screen reboot of the classic TV series GILLIGAN's ISLAND for Warner Bros. Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez will pen the script, while Lloyd Schwartz, Ross Schwartz, Tracey Silvers and Cathy Silvers serve as executive producers.
The 1960's TV comedy series followed seven castaways who were stranded on a tropical island after an infamous three hour tour aboard the S.S. Minnow. Although no details have been released as to whom Gad will portray in the project, it's pretty hard to imagine it will be anyone else other than the Skipper's little buddy, Gilligan.
Sherwood Schwartz created he original series which ran on CBS for three seasons. The cast included Bob Denver as Gilligan, Alan Hale Jr as Skipper, Jim Backus and Natalie Schafer as Thurston and Lovey Howell, Dawn Wells as Mary Ann, and Tina Louise as Ginger. In later years, CBS aired three follow-up made for TV movies which revisited the marooned shipmates.
Gad will next be seen in the role of stand-up comic Sam Kinison in Kinison, a biopic that will be helmed by Larry Charles and produced by David Permut from a script by Rich Wilkes. He starred, co-created and executive produced the 2012 NBC comedy series 1600 Penn and has appeared on Broadway in 'Book of Mormon', for which he received a Tony nomination and '25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.' Currently he voices the Snowman Olaf in Disney's animated hit, Frozen.
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