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About a month ago, we reported that director Guy Ritchie (Snatch, RocknRolla) was working on a big screen remake of "Guys and Dolls" and was trying to fill the roles originally played by Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra. Ritchie has already signed Jason Statham (Transporter, Crank) and now it seems that he's in talks with Justin Timberlake to join the project. "[Ritchie] thought [Timberlake] was impressive in 'Alpha Dog.' He likes his personality," said a source. "Justin would be ideal for 'Guys And Dolls' because he can act, dance and sing." The original film revolves around a gambler who is challenged to take a cold female missionary to Havana, but the bet has a hidden motive to finance a craps game. »
Film director Guy Ritchie is reported to be considering making a new film version of the classic 1950 Broadway musical Guys and Dolls, and is allegedly in Hollywood right now signing a deal to helm said project.
According to a report in the British daily The Sun, he has been "given the greenlight to embark on a casting mission to fill the roles of Sky Masterson and Nathan Detroit." In the original, those roles were played by screen legends Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra.
"He had been throwing ideas around with Jason Statham about writing their own musical," reported a source. "They were joking that it would be a cross between Worzel Gummidge and Bullitt."
"Guy has had a lot of meetings with top studio bosses about other projects but the Guys And Dolls idea really tickled him," the source added. "He is torn between keeping the script true to the »
Director Guy Ritchie (Snatch, RocknRolla) is apparently a big fan of the classic musical "Guys and Dolls," because he's in Hollywood right now signing a deal to helm a big screen remake. The Sun is reporting that Ritchie is currently trying to fill the roles of Sky Masterson and Nathan Detroy, played by screen legends Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra in the original. A source said: "He had been throwing ideas around with Jason Statham about writing their own musical. They were joking that it would be a cross between 'Worzel Gummidge' and 'Bullitt'." The original film revolves around a gambler who is challenged to take a cold female missionary to Havana, but the bet has a hidden motive to finance a crap game. »
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4 items from 2009
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