Josh Gad’s star has been on the rise with roles in Love & Other Drugs, Jobs and The Internship. Now he’s taking the step up to lead roles, as Deadline reports he’s set to star in a movie version of the classic US TV series, Gilligan’s Island.
The show isn’t particularly well known outside America, but it’s lived on there thanks to re-runs and pop culture references. It’s about a group of people who were supposed to be on a three hour cruise but who get shipwrecked and end up on a desert island. The 60s show ran for three seasons and starred 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.
It’s not clear who Gad will play, or indeed when the movie might shoot. However it’s being eyed as a star vehicle for the actor.