Cast the Gilligan’s Island Movie – Casting Couch

Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 6:11 pm

Rejoice fans of Gilligan’s Island, as it’s been announced that a big-screen adaptation is in the works. That’s why this edition of the Casting Couch will ask the question, “Who would you cast in the Gilligan’s Island movie?” The choices are wide open, so feel free to leave your picks in the comments section.

In case you’re wondering what the hell Gilligan’s Island was, let’s look at a little background. Airing on CBS, Gilligan’s Island ran from 1964 until 1967 and followed the comedic adventures of a group of castaways stranded on a remote island. After years of syndication, it’s widely regarded as a classic example of television comedy.

The famous opening theme sums it up nicely…

And if you don’t want to watch that, I’ve went ahead and transcribed the lyrics here:

Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip, That started from this tropic port, aboard this tiny ship. The mate was a mighty sailin’ man, the Skipper brave and sure. Five passengers set sail that day for a three hour tour. A three hour tour. The weather started getting rough, the tiny ship was tossed. If not for the courage of the fearless crew, the Minnow would be lost. The Minnow would be lost. The ship set ground on the shore of this uncharted desert isle, with Gilligan, the Skipper too, the millionaire and his wife, the movie star, the Professor and Mary Ann, here on Gilligan’s Isle.

Now about those castaways…

(from left): Professor, Mary Ann, Gilligan, Ginger, The Howells, Skipper

Now that you know what I’m talking about, let’s get back to answering the question, “Who would you cast in the Gilligan’s Island movie?” I’ll give my picks first, followed up by a couple of pals of mine, Randy and Anthony. Whether you agree or disagree, be sure to make your voice heard in the comments section. You’re also welcome to debate who was sexier, Ginger or Mary Ann, as that’s become a favorite topic of discussion for men since the show first aired.

Shane’s Picks for the Gilligan’s Island Movie

Randy’s Picks for the Gilligan’s Island Movie

Anthony’s Picks for the Gilligan’s Island Movie

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March 16, 2010

JT Barrie

My choices from those nominated for roles are as follows:
Gilligan: Jon Heder [better than Cera]
Skipper: Jack Black
Professor: Jim Parsons
Ginger: Beyonce [good as any other character]
Mary Ann: Natalie Portman [reeks of wholesome]
Mr Howell: Jeremy Irons [Great as Scar]
Mrs Howell: Meryl Streep [she can make any character great!]

May 14, 2010

U R N

How about using the actors from LOST? Kind of a self referential thingy…

May 14, 2010

Shane

Works for me. Hurley would make a great Skipper.

June 21, 2010

Jeff

My picks would be

Gilligan: Michael Cera (almost spitting image!)
Skipper: John Goodman
Professor: Steve Carell
Ginger: Christina hendricks (mad men)
Mary Ann: Hilary Duff
Mr. Howell: Steve Martin
Mrs. Howell: Sharon Stone

October 17, 2010

Stephen LeBerre

Gilligan: Steve Carell
Skipper: John Goodman
Professor: Dean Cain (TV’s Lois & Clark “Superman”)
Ginger: Olivia Wild (The O.C, The Girl Next Door)
Mary Ann:
Mr. Howell: Leslie Nielsen
Mrs. Howell: Sharon Stone

October 18, 2010

Shane

Good call on Olivia Wild.

October 23, 2010

Thomas Rabo

Gilligan: Jimmy Fallon
Skipper: Jack Black
Professor: Bill Hader
Ginger: Catherine O’Hara
Mary Ann: Christina Ricci
Mr. Howell: Ernest Borgnine
Mrs. Howell: Betty White

October 24, 2010

Shane

I’m definitely liking Bill Hader as The Professor.

November 8, 2010

Will Gilligan (no shit)

Michael Cera as Gilligan
Kevin James as Skipper
Adam Sandler as Professor
Drew Barrymore as Ginger
Megan Fox as Mary Ann
Christopher Walken as Mr Howell
Candice Bergen as Mrs Howell

March 31, 2011

Braniff

For Gilligan–Charlie Sheen!!!

February 3, 2012

Steve Lloyd

The producers should have given more attention to Ginger’s legs…she was built!

Kevin James as the Skipper…REALLY?!

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