New Guys and Dolls Movie in the Works

Film & TV News   New Guys and Dolls Movie in the Works
 
TriStar Pictures has acquired the film rights to the classic Frank Loesser musical.
Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, and Vivian Blaine
Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, and Vivian Blaine

Guys and Dolls might rock the boat in Hollywood once more.

TriStar Picture has acquired the film rights to the classic musical and the Damon Runyon short stories that inspired it, as well as the remake rights to the 1955 movie starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra.

John Goldwyn and Marc Toberoff will produce, with Meyer Gottlieb serving as executive producer, according to Variety.

The musical, about a pair of gamblers, a nightclub performer, and a Save-a-Soul missionary in 1920s New York, features a tuneful score by Frank Loesser and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It has been revived on Broadway three times since its 1950 premiere, including a 1992 revival with Nathan Lane and Faith Prince and, most recently, a 2009 production featuring Craig Bierko, Lauren Graham, and Tituss Burgess.

A new movie version of the show has been in the works for some time, with Michael Grandage previously attached to direct for 20th Century Fox. Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt were reportedly in talks to star.

No word yet on casting or a timeline for the TriStar project.

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