Josh Gad (“Love and Other Drugs”) has joined the cast of the long-in-development movie adaptation of classic 1960s sitcom “Gilligan’s Island” at Warner Bros. Pictures.
The contemporary update of the story will likely follow the mold of pretty much every episode of the show which followed a group of tourists shipwrecked on an uninhabited Pacific island.
Amongst the group are a vacuous female movie star and her nubile but naive young ingenue, a lazy elitist millionaire and his spoiled but ultimately noble wife, a high school science teacher with the ability to turn coconuts into workable electronic equipment, and the ship’s stubborn captain and clumsy first mate – ex-Naval officers with a strange almost master/slave-style relationship.
Gad will star and co-write the script with Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez. Previously attached producers Chuck Roven and Richard Suckle are no longer onboard.