Josh Gad Will Co-Write and Star in "Gilligan's Island" Film
18 Dec 2013
Tony Award-nominated Book of Mormon star Josh Gad will star in a new film adaptation of the 1960s television series "Gilligan's Island," according to Deadline.com.
Gad, Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez are collaborating on the script. Lloyd Schwartz, Ross Schwartz, Tracey Silvers and Cathy Silvers will executive produce.
It has not been revealed which role Gad will play. Gad most recently voiced the role of snowman Olaf in the Disney animated feature "Frozen." He was Tony-nominated for his role as Elder Cunningham in The Book of Mormon.
It was previously reported that producer Dianne Fraser has acquired the stage rights to a musical version of "Gilligan's Island," which was seen in a 2009 national tour. It has a book by the late Sherwood Schwartz ("Gilligan's Island," "The Brady Bunch") and his son Lloyd. Music and lyrics are by Schwartz's daughter, Hope Juber, and her husband, Laurence.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.