Syfy lands ‘Treasure Island’ stars

Eddie Izzard, Elijah Wood, Donald Sutherland join production

Eddie Izzard, Elijah Wood and Donald Sutherland will star in a two-part “Treasure Island” miniseries for Syfy.

Izzard will play Long John Silver, Wood has been cast as Ben Gunn and Sutherland will play the role of Flint. Production has begun, with shoots in Puerto Rico and Ireland. Project is scheduled to air on Syfy in early 2012.

Steve Barron is directing Stewart Harcourt’s script, with Robert Halmi Sr., Alan Moloney, Mark Grenside, Melanie Stokes, Anne Brogan and Ann Harrison-Baxter exec producing.

Shirley Henderson and Toby Regbo, both performers in the “Harry Potter” film franchise, are also in the cast along with Philip Glenister, Rupert Penry-Jones, Daniel Mays, David Harewood and Keith Allen.

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