Who Should Be In The Gilligan’s Island Movie?


Let’s play casting director (and after that, let’s play strip poker, if we still have time). See, the inevitable movie version of the ’60s shit-com Gilligan’s Island has been announced, and now the gloves are off and everyone’s guessing who should go on the three-hour tour (which more likely will be about an hour and 45 minutes, plus a sequel). Here are my top choices in my TV Land dream of dreams:

Gilligan: Johnny Depp. The part is certainly creepy enough for him.

Ginger: Jessica Alba. Looks good in beachwear and can coo with the best of them.

Mary Anne: Anne Hathaway. She needs to go back to playing nice people like this.

The Howells: Tom Wilkinson and Helen Mirren. Not that these roles require Academy award mojo, but still.

The Professor: George Clooney. He could teach them all a thing or two.

The Skipper: Who cares?

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 7, 2009

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