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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.

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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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