Donald Sutherland joins 'Treasure Island'
Published Feb 3 2011, 12:44 GMT
By Morgan Jeffery
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has joined the cast of Sky1's forthcoming adaptation of Treasure Island
reports that the Don't Look Now
star will join a cast that includes Elijah Wood, Eddie Izzard, Philip Glenister and Rupert Penry-Jones.
Sutherland will play Captain Flint, the murderous captain of a pirate ship who hides his stash of treasure on a Spanish island.
is one of the greatest tales in all of literature," said RHI Entertainment executive Robert Halmi Sr.."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."
Other actors signed to appear in the project include Daniel Mays, David Harewood, Keith Allen, Shirley Henderson and Nina Sosanya.Treasure Island
is expected to premiere in two parts in 2012.