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GUYS AND DOLLS to Return to Big Screen with TriStar Remake

GUYS AND DOLLS to Return to Big Screen with TriStar Remake

TriStar Pictures is set to remake the Broadway musical "Guys and Dolls" as a feature film, according to Variety.

The company 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," features popular songs like "If I Were a Bell, "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat," "Luck Be a Lady," "Adelaide's Lament," and "A Bushel and a Peck."

"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.

Read the original article on Variety.

Photo Credit: Craig T. Mathew/ Mathew Imaging.

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