A very talented star of TV, stage and screen will both star in and co-write the motion picture version of "Gilligan’s Island," reports Mike Fleming Jr. at Deadline.com.
The article says that the movie version of "Gilligan’s Island" "will be fashioned as a star vessel for ‘Book Of Mormon‘s’ Josh Gad. Gad, Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez will write the script. Lloyd Schwartz, Ross Schwartz, Tracey Silvers and Cathy Silvers will be executive producers. They’re not saying what character Gad would play, but the title character seems a possibility, though he could conceivably play The Skipper."
Gad was nominated for a Tony Award for "Mormon." Among many other credits, Gad starred in the short-lived NBC sitcom "1600 Penn" last season.