April 25, 2013 10:52
Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt wanted for new 'Guys And Dolls' movie
Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra starred in an earlier film based on the classic stage musical
Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are reportedly in the frame for a big screen remake of Guys And Dolls.
20th Century Fox has acquired the movie rights to the classic stage musical by Frank Loesser and wants Tatum and Gordon-Levitt to star, Deadline reports. Both actors are said to be "interested" though deals won't be made until the film finds a director and screenwriter.
Guys And Dolls is a tale of gangsters and gamblers in 1920s New York based on a series of short stories by Damon Runyon. Featuring music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, the musical premiered on Broadway in 1950 and won five Tony Awards the following year.
In 1955, it was made into a film starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra: the roles Tatum and Gordon-Levitt could potentially step into. In recent years, actors including Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman and Vin Diesel have all shown an interest in fronting a remake, but Loesser's widow has been reluctant to sign off on a new big screen adaptation – until now.
Meanwhile, Channing Tatum will next be seen in action thriller White House Down, which opens in UK cinemas on September 6. Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut, comedy flick Don Jon, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January and is now awaiting a UK release date. It features a cameo appearance from Tatum.
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