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