IT Crowds Roy Is Gulliver Villain

Chris O’Dowd will star opposite Jack Black in a modern update of Gulliver’s Travels

Chris O'Dowd, Roy in Channel 4’s award-winning The IT Crowd, will be a Lilliputian villain called Edward in the new, modern version of Gulliver’s Travels starring Jack Black.

In the comedy Lemuel Gulliver (Black) is a travel writer who discovers the secret island of Lilliput in the Bermuda Triangle. Also appearing are Jason Segel, Amanda Peet and Emily Blunt. Monsters Versus Aliens helmer Rob Letterman is directing from a script by Joe Stillman (Shrek 2), Nicholas Stoller (Yes Man) and Thomas Lennon & Robert Ben Garant (Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian).

O'Dowd was also recently seen in the excellent Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel and The Boat That Rocked (but we won’t hold that against him).