I can imagine there’ll be a lot of people out there intrigued by the idea of a musical starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Channing Tatum. It could happen, as Deadline reports that they are being eyed to star in a remake of the 1955 musical classic, Guys and Dolls.
20th Century Fox recently finalised a deal for the movie rights to the musical and are now trying to put the right elements together. No official offers have been made to the actors yet, but both parties are said to be interested in signing on.
The 1955 version starred Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra. It’s about Nathan Detroit (Frank Sinatra), a gambler trying to set up his own craps game, who bets his friend Sky Masterson (Frank Sinatra) that he can convince the wholesome missionary Sarah Brown (Jean Simmons) to come to Havana, Cuba with him. The musical is based on the short stories of Damon Runyon.
There is no writer or director attached to the remake at this time. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Channing Tatum showed off their singing and dancing skills at the 85th Annual Academy Awards back in February, so they seem like good choices.