“Guys and Dolls” Getting a “Do-Over”

In 1950 a musical hit Broadway called “Guys and Dolls”; five years later that hit musical became a hit movie. Sixty-five years later the award winning musical is being brought back to the big screen.

British stage director Michael Grandage has been tapped to direct the new film; with John Goldwyn as the producer – it was Goldwyn’s grandfather who produced the original film.

With production still in the early stages, it is unclear as to whom exactly will fill the roles of leading characters Nathan Detroit, Sky Masterson, and Sister Sarah Brown – originally player by Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando, and Jean Simmons. Two names that have been bantered about for the male leads are Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

The original musical featured the popular songs “Fugue for Tinhorns”, “Luck be a Lady”, “I’ll Know”, and “Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat”.

“Guys and Dolls” tells the story of gambler Nathan Detroit who is looking to bank roll a floating crap game. He tries to win the money for the game by betting professional gambler Sky Masterson that he cannot woo the “Mission Doll” Sister Sarah Brown to Havana with him.

Nathan Detroit has a “doll” of his own, Miss Adalaide who is a show girl as interested in settling down after being engaged for 14 years as she is her dancing career.

Sister Sarah, her “Save a Soul Mission”, Nathan Detroit, Sky Masterson, and the gamblers all become entwined in this musical tale of love and religion.

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