Josh Gad Hosting Goonies Reunion With Sean Astin, Original Cast Members
Josh Gad and Sean Astin are kicking off this week with a special The Goonies reunion of the original cast of the iconic 1985 adventure directed by Richard Donner and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. The reunion will take place this morning at 9 a.m. PT/ 12 p.m. ET. You can check out the announcement video below!
During the video, Astin recited the classic “Troy’s Bucket” monologue for new honorary Goonies member Gad. The actor will be joined by cast members Josh Brolin (Brand), Kerri Green (Andy), Corey Feldman (Mouth), Ke Huy Quan (Data), Martha Plimpton (Stef) and Jeff Cohen (Chunk).
It was recently announced that Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television is bringing back the beloved story in the form of a new untitled drama series after receiving an official pilot order by FOX. The series will feature a group of aspiring young filmmakers as they attempt to recreate The Goonies shot-by-shot.
The Goonies was written by Chris Columbus from a story by Steven Spielberg. Starring Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman, and Martha Plimpton, the film followed a group of children who calls themselves as The Goonies led by Astin’s Mikey Walsh, who finds a treasure that will lead them to the One-Eyed Willy’s lost treasure. The titular group along with three teenagers consists of Stef, Andy and Mikey’s brother Brand go on an unexpected adventure that are full of booby traps and bad guys.
Since the film’s debut, it has stood the test of time and has become a pop culture staple among all ages. In 2017, the movie was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. This coming June, the film will be celebrating its 35th anniversary.