Nathan, Adelaide, Sarah and Sky are heading back to the big screen, according to Deadline.com. 20th Century Fox has secured the movie rights to the Tony-winning musical Guys and Dolls, and they are hoping to see Channing Tatum (Magic Mike) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (500 Days of Summer) star as Sky Masterson and Nathan Detroit. No word yet on a screenwriter, director or dolls for the guys.
The original film version of the stage musical (which features music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows) was released in 1955 and starred Marlon Brando as Sky Masterson, Jean Simmons as Sarah Brown, Frank Sinatra as Nathan Detroit and original Broadway star Vivian Blaine as Adelaide.
Based on short stories by Damon Runyon, the musical includes classic songs “Adelaide’s Lament,” “I’ll Know” and “Luck Be A Lady.” Guys and Dolls first premiered on Broadway on November 24, 1950, and won five Tony Awards in 1951, including Best Musical. Since that time there have been five Broadway revivals, the most notable starring Nathan Lane and Faith Prince as Nathan and Adelaide respectively.
Check out Sinatra, Johnny Silver and Stubby Kaye performing the film’s title number from the 1955 film.