Elijah Wood, Donald Sutherland and Eddie Izzard Cast in TREASURE ISLAND

Some great actors have been tapped to star in in Syfy’s TREASURE ISLAND. According to TVGuide.com, the network has gotten none other than Elijah Wood, Donald Sutherland and Eddie Izzard to play major roles in the film.

Wood (The Lord of the Rings) is set to take the role of Ben Gunn, while Sutherland (Dirty Sexy Money) will be taking on Capt. Flint, which leaves Izzard (Across the Universe) to play none other than Long John Silver.

Wood, Sutherland and Izzard will be joined by co-stars Toby Regbo, Phillip Glenister, Rupert Penry-Jones, David Harewood and Keith Allen. Currently the two-part adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic is slated to premiere sometime in 2012.

RHI Entertainment’s Robert Halmi Sr. had this to say about the project:

“Treasure Island is one of the greatest tales in all of literature. We have retained the adrenaline-charged atmosphere and action from the original work, while adding an edgier, darker tone that will resonate with contemporary audiences.”

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