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Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt may star in the remake of Guys and Dolls

Apr. 24, 2013by:

The classic movie musical GUYS AND DOLLS is getting a remake now that Fox has finally won the rights. After the classic version starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra was a hit in 1955, there has not been a big screen version but countless stage productions. Deadline is reporting that the studio is looking at Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt to star in the new version of the gangster drama.

Here is the synopsis for those of you unfamiliar with the story:

Nathan Detroit (Sinatra) has a town full of captive gamblers and wants to set up a floating crap game but needs money to do it. He bets his pal Sky Masterson (Brando) that Sky cant get the wholesome Sarah Brown (Jean Simmons)who runs a missionto go with him to Havana.

The remake has been attempted for years with Vin Diesel and Hugh Jackman previously tied to it. But, the widow of writer Frank Loesser never granted the rights until now. Tatum and Gordon-Levitt both showed their dancing skills at this year's Academy Awards and have attempted singing as well. GUYS AND DOLLS has a lot of dance numbers which would put these two to the test. For me, I am generally indifferent to musicals like this due to the weakness of films like CHICAGO and ROCK OF AGES. If the producers and directors can mount something a little more unique, this may be an interesting project to watch.

Source: Deadline

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5:39PM on 04/24/2013

WHAT?

Weakness of Chicago?!? Are you clueless?? Chicago is one of the greatest "flim musicasl" of all time.
Weakness of Chicago?!? Are you clueless?? Chicago is one of the greatest "flim musicasl" of all time.
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10:24PM on 04/24/2013
Yea I also agree with this and thought about that when I read it. I don't know if it's one of the greatest, but I think it made a lot of money, and I think it even won best picture, or was at least nominated.
Yea I also agree with this and thought about that when I read it. I don't know if it's one of the greatest, but I think it made a lot of money, and I think it even won best picture, or was at least nominated.
3:18PM on 04/25/2013
I don't know I totally agree with this one. Chicago might have made a lot of money, but then again so do a lot of other things. It was glitzy and fun to watch but was just totally empty calories. Which is fine, some people like their empty calories as action movies others as romantic comedies others as big glitzy musicals. I don't mind musicals, but they've got to have something more than just spectacle to hook me.
I don't know I totally agree with this one. Chicago might have made a lot of money, but then again so do a lot of other things. It was glitzy and fun to watch but was just totally empty calories. Which is fine, some people like their empty calories as action movies others as romantic comedies others as big glitzy musicals. I don't mind musicals, but they've got to have something more than just spectacle to hook me.
5:21PM on 04/24/2013
You mean weaknesses of "Academy Award Winning Chicago"
You mean weaknesses of "Academy Award Winning Chicago"
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10:21PM on 04/24/2013

What?

Vim Diesel? Would have LOVED to see that
Vim Diesel? Would have LOVED to see that
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5:49PM on 04/24/2013
Rock of Ages was silly but fun, and I enjoyed more than I wanted to.
Rock of Ages was silly but fun, and I enjoyed more than I wanted to.
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9:59PM on 04/24/2013
It would be a dynamic pairing. I could see then playing well off one another.
It would be a dynamic pairing. I could see then playing well off one another.
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7:52PM on 04/24/2013
And here I was hoping they'd go with the Simpsons version, starring Mark Hamill...

Guys and dooooooolls
We're just a bunch of crazy guys and doooooolls
(Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah) Yeah, yeah yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah...
And here I was hoping they'd go with the Simpsons version, starring Mark Hamill...

Guys and dooooooolls
We're just a bunch of crazy guys and doooooolls
(Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah) Yeah, yeah yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah...
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3:20PM on 04/25/2013

Do my eyes decieve me or is this a "remake article" that's actually at 100% in the Strikebacks?

I never thought I'd see the day (although, I'm guessing it won't stay this way for long since I just pointed that out).
I never thought I'd see the day (although, I'm guessing it won't stay this way for long since I just pointed that out).
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9:57AM on 04/25/2013
Apperently it's just popular to hate Chicago now, maybe because it was so successful. To each their own.

I'm at least intrigued by this news. I know those two are friends, they go the moves, and aren't necessarily afraid of indulging in less macho endeavors. I'm also a fan of the original. But part of me still wants to see Vin Diesel, as that would've been seriously inspired.
Apperently it's just popular to hate Chicago now, maybe because it was so successful. To each their own.

I'm at least intrigued by this news. I know those two are friends, they go the moves, and aren't necessarily afraid of indulging in less macho endeavors. I'm also a fan of the original. But part of me still wants to see Vin Diesel, as that would've been seriously inspired.
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