Just like Adelaide and Nathan’s never-ending wedding engagement, FOX has been teasing us with a new screen adaptation of Guys and Dolls for years! But according to Deadline.com, the project is finally coming together—The Hunger Games: Mockingjay screenwriter Danny Strong has signed on to pen the new film’s screenplay. No official casting has been announced, but earlier this year, Channing Tatum (Magic Mike) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (500 Days of Summer) were rumored to be headlining the new movie musical. Put on those dancing shoes, boys!
Featuring music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls originally premiered on Broadway in 1950. It racked up five Tony Awards, including the trophy for Best Musical. A subsequent film adaptation was released in 1955, starring Marlon Brando as Sky Masterson, Jean Simmons as Sarah Brown, Frank Sinatra as Nathan Detroit and Vivian Blaine reprising the role of Adelaide after starring in the Broadway production.
In addition to the last two installments of the Hunger Games series, Strong’s screenwriting credits include The Butler, The Lost Symbol and the TV movie Game Change, for which he won two Emmy Awards. As an actor, Strong has appeared in Mad Men, How I Met Your Mother, Gilmore Girls and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Get ready for the new film with an iconic moment from the original 1950 movie, starring Frank Sinatra!