TriStar Pictures is planning a remake of famed gamblers and gangsters-themed Broadway musical “Guys and Dolls”.
The studio has picked up the remake rights to not just the stage musical by Jo Swerling, Abe Burrows and Frank Loesser but also to the Damon Runyon short stories that inspired it and the previous 1955 film adaptation.
Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, and Vivian Blaine starred in that previous version which was adapted and helmed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. The musical first premiered on Broadway in 1950 where it ran for three years and captured five Tony Awards, including the best musical prize along with famed songs like “Luck Be a Lady” and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat”.
John Goldwyn (“I’m Not There”) and Marc Toberoff (“Bottle Shock”) are set to produce.