Josh Gad Books a Three-Hour Tour to Gilligan’s Island


Warner Bros. is moving forward with their Gilligan’s Island adaptation and have signed Josh Gad for a lead role, reports Deadline. Gad, who can currently be heard on the big screen as the snowman Olaf in Frozen, will write the script with Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez. Lloyd Schwartz, Ross Schwartz, Tracey Silvers and Cathy Silvers will executive produce.

According to the site, the studio is not saying which character Gad would play. It could be the title character or maybe even The Skipper.

The original show featured Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus, Natalie Schafer, Dawn Wells and Tina Louise as a band of unlikely castaways stranded on an uncharted island after a three-hour tour.

98 episodes of the show ran on CBS from 1964 to 1967. The first season was filmed in black and white and later colorized for syndication. The show’s second and third seasons and three additional television movies were filmed in color.

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