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20th Century Fox’s remake of the musical Guys and Dolls is starting to get lucky. Earlier this year, the studio closed a deal to remake the Broadway musical turned award-winning Hollywood film starring Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando. Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt were mentioned as two possible stars. However, at that time, no one was officially attached because there was still no script and Fox has now hired someone to remedy that. They’ve tapped Danny Strong, who adapted The Hunger Games: MockingJay into two films, to put the tale of Nathan Detroit and Sky Masterson on the page. Read More »

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20th Century Fox has just closed a deal to remake the classic stage and screen musical Guys and Dolls, and they know just who they want to be their new Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando.

While no contracts have actually been signed yet, Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are reportedly the top picks to be Nathan Detroit and Sky Masterson, and apparently the pair are interested. No writer or director is attached at this time. We’ll run down the history of the project after the jump.

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Not too long ago a ridiculous rumor percolated up, sourced from British tabloid The Sun: Guy Ritchie wants to make his own version of Guys and Dolls. Not that anyone believes a damn thing The Sun creates as ‘news’, and with good reason. According to the paper, he’d been given the ‘green light’ to cast the film, and he had his eye on both Jason Statham and Justin Timberlake. But the estate of Frank Loessner, who wrote the music and lyrics for Guys and Dolls, insists it’s all crap. “I can’t tell you what is happening, but I can tell you what is not happening, and that is this Guy Ritchie version,” said Allen H. Arrow, attorney for the estate.

But then Arrow told Variety what could be happening: a version with Hugh Jackman. More after the break. Read More »

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