Twentieth Century Fox is hoping that Luck will be a lady for them. The studio has purchased the screen rights to the classic Broadway musical Guys And Dolls with the intention of using it as a starring vehicle for Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Based on a collection of short stories by Damon Runyon, the show tells the story of a pair of gamblers – Nathan Detroit and Sky Masterson – who strike up a bet that one of them can’t convince the virginal Sarah Brown to accompany him on a trip to Havana, Cuba. For the 1955 film adaptation Frank Sinatra played Nathan, Marlon Brando played Masterson and Jean Simmons was Sarah.
Tatum and Gordon-Levitt are interesting choices and aren’t as surprising as one may think. Both have danced on screen before, and even if you discount Tatum’s stripper antics in Magic Mike he didn’t embarrass himself when he appeared at last month’s Oscars singing and dancing with Daniel Radcliffe and host Seth MacFarlane.
So far the studio doesn’t have a writer or director attached but I don’t forsee them having any trouble finding interested parties.
Here’s the original film’s trailer, and Ed Sullivan, to tell you more about the film.