Busy Phillpps, Mandy Moore Accuse GUYS AND DOLLS Film Executives of Sexism
During an interview on E!'s Busy Tonight, Mandy Moore revealed that she and host Busy Phillips are both up for the role of Adelaide in the a movie musical version of Guys and Dolls. However, Moore went on to say that the casting directors of the film are only casting male leads first before considering any female roles.
During the conversation, Moore said, "I just want to get in the room. I'll sing I'll do whatever I have to do and they're like they want to cast the male leads first and then they'll talk about who the ladies are."
"That's Hollywood for you. That's true, that's sort of where we are still so I was like okay I'll just sit tight and wait to see who they cast to be Nathan Detroit and Sky Masterson," continued Moore.
Philipps had an angrier response to the producers' decision, saying, "That's such f-king bulls-t."
And then Moore asked, "It's 2019. That's still what we're coming up against?"
Phillipps went on to say, "For all of the talk, things are still run by white men, so, until you get them out of the top positions, there's no f-king chance for any of the rest of us."
Watch the conversation below.
TriStar Pictures has purchased remake rights to the original Damon Runyon short stories about gamblers and gangsters, the rights to the Broadway musical, and the remake rights to the previous 1955 film adaptation from the Samuel Goldwyn company.
John Goldwyn and Marc Toberoff are set to produce the new adaptation for TriStar with Meyer Gottlieb executive producing. Hannah Minghella and Nicole Brown will oversee the film for TriStar.
The musical has a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows and music by Frank Loesser. The 1955 film version starred Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, and Vivian Blaine, and was directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, who wrote the screenplay.
"Guys and Dolls" premiered on Broadway in 1950, where it ran for three years and won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The 1992 revival of the musical was what helped make Nathan Lane into a star of the stage.
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