Along with confirmation of our story from earlier today that Elijah Wood will appear in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, we’ve received a press release announcing that Wood will also star in the miniseries adaptation of Treasure Island. The 2-part/4-hour miniseries is being directed by Steve Barron (Merlin) and will air on SKY TV in the UK. Wood will play Ben Gunn in the adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic adventure tale, which also stars Eddie Izzard. Hit the jump to read the full press release.
ELIJAH WOOD joins “The Hobbit” and “Treasure Island”
Wood is confirmed to star in Peter Jackson’s “THE HOBBIT” to be shot in New Zealand. In addition, he has signed on to play “Ben Gunn” in Stewart Harcourt’s adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s TREASURE ISLAND along side Eddie Izzard. The 2 part/ 4 hour miniseries will be airing on SKY TV in the UK. Alan Moloney is producing with Steve Barron directing.
Wood is repped by Nicole David at WME and Joanne Colonna at Brillstein Partners.
Wood will next be seen this summer in FX’s new series “Wilfred”, as well as lending his voice to Warner Bros. “Happy Feet 2” set for release November 18th as well as Disney XD’s “Tron: Uprising” (2012), In addition, he is starring in the Sundance short “Fight for your Right Revisited” directed by Adam Yauch and starring John C. Reilly and Seth Rogen.