I’m very excited about this news.
Elijah Wood is joining the stellar cast of Sky1′s adaptation of Treasure Island.
The actor, best known as Frodo in the Lord of the Rings series, will star as Ben Gunn alongside Eddie Izzard as Long John Silver, when filming in Puerto Rico begins next month.
The new take on the Robert Louis Stevenson classic will be a two-part drama based on the story of Jim Hawkins (newcomer Toby Regbo) who discovers Flint’s treasure map.
The series also sees Ashes to Ashes star Phillip Glenister play Captain Smollet, Spooks’ Rupert Penry-Jones take on the role of Squire Trelawney and Made in Dagenham’s Daniel Mays as Dr Livesey.
David Harewood and Keith Allen also star as pirates Bones and Pew, who lead Jim into the murky world of piracy.
Source: Whats On Tv.