Bill Condon, known for musical movies such as Beauty & The Beast and Dreamgirls, has sights set on a remake of Guys & Dolls.
TriStar Pictures has the rights to the original Damon Runyon short stories called The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown and Blood Pressure, which both inspired the stage musical and movie, Guys & Dolls, since March 2019. They have been trying to move forward with a revamp of the gamblers and gangsters story since then.
Guys & Dolls hit Broadway in 1950 and won a Tony Award for Best Musical. 5 years later, the movie came out, starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra. In 1992, there was a stage revival starring Nathan Lane and Faith Prince.
Originally, it was planned that 20th Century Fox was going to make it, hoping to have the leads Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt attached. However, when the Fox-Disney merger happened, it was delayed and the options to the rights lapsed.
Condon is known for directing musicals and also writing movies like The Greatest Showman, Dreamgirls and Chicago. There is no news on casting or whether any of the original songs will be used, like Luck Be A Lady, Sit Down…You’re Rocking The Boat and A Bushell And A Peck.
Mark Hamill is not attached…at the moment.