Based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island is the classic tale of a young man's adventures with the pirate Long John Silver (to be played by Izzard). and Sutherland will play Flint.
In addition, Elijah Wood has been cast as Ben Gunna, and the cast includes Shirley Henderson, Toby Regbo, Phillip Glenister, Rupert Penry-Jones, Daniel Mays, David Harewood and Keith Allen.
Izzard was recently seen on Broadway in David Mamet's Race. He received a Tony Award nomination for the Roundabout Theatre's revival of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, and his other stage credits include Lenny and Mamet's The Cryptogram. Sutherland's stage credits include Buck White and Lolita on Broadway and Ten Unknowns Off-Broadway.