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Deadline is reporting that 20th Century Fox has given the go ahead to a remake of the classic musical Guys and Dolls, with Michael Grandage (Genius) set to direct from a script by Danny Strong (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay).
Based on Damon Runyon’s short stories and the 1950 stage musical, Guys and Dolls was previously adapted for the screen by director Joseph L. Mankiewicz and producer Samuel Goldwyn in 1955 and starred Frank Sinatra as Nathan Detroit, a gambler looking to set up an unlicensed game of craps. In order to do so, he makes a bet with acquaintance Sky Masterson (Marlon Brando) where Sky must take the girl of Nathan’s choosing to dinner in Havana, with Nathan nominating the wholesome missionary sister Sarah Brown (Jean Simmons).
- Gary Collinson
John Goldwyn is producing the picture with Working Title. Goldwyn’s grandfather Samuel Goldwyn produced the movie, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz with Frank Sinatra starring as Nathan Detroit, a gambler feeling the pressure from the police, and Marlon Brando as fellow gambler Sky Masterson.
The movie was based on the 1950 Broadway musical, which won the Tony for Best Musical that year. The musical was based on Damon Runyon’s stories “The Idyll of Miss Sarah Browne” and “Blood Pressure,” published in the 1930s.
Grandage directed a 2005 stage version of “Guys and Dolls” in London, starring Ewan McGregor as Sky Masterson and Douglas Hodge as Nathan Detroit. He’s currently Artistic Director of the Michael Grandage Company.
- Dave McNary
Adapted from Damon Runyon's short stories about the rogue gangsters and gamblers of the 1920s and 1930s, the previous film version starred Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando and Jean Simmons. The likes of Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt were linked to a previous version of this remake, while Russell Crowe, Vin Diesel and Hugh Jackman have all mentioned desires to be involved in the past.
John Goldwyn is producing. Grandage is familiar with the property, he directed a stage version of the musical on the West End in 2005. That production starred Ewan McGregor as Masterson and Douglas Hodge as Nathan Detroit.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
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