'Guys and Dolls' remake wants Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Channing Tatum
April 25th, 2013
01:27 PM ET

'Guys and Dolls' remake wants Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Channing Tatum

The idea of Fox remaking "Guys and Dolls," now that the studio's secured the movie rights, isn't that shocking - this is present-day Hollywood, after all.

More interesting is the pair that's been name-checked as the desired leads: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Channing Tatum.

According to Deadline, there's a possibility the duo could find their way to the roles of Nathan Detroit and Sky Masterson, which were memorably played by Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando, respectively, in the 1955 movie.

"Guys and Dolls" had its origins on the page before it moved to the stage as an award-winning musical in 1950. Both JGL and Tatum have shown how well they can sing and dance, and both actors are in high demand, Deadline notes.

But, Fox's "Guys and Dolls" remake will need to find a writer and a director before it can start lining up deals for the cast - although the word is that both Gordon-Levitt and Tatum are interested.

What do you think - would Tatum and Gordon-Levitt make the perfect new "Guys and Dolls" duo?


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  1. Gia Yarn

    Laura Bell Bundy as Adelaide and

    May 4, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  2. BRL

    which part could be best.

    April 28, 2013 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. LRB

    Any openings for the female parts?

    April 27, 2013 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. After what i heard...

    going for it.....

    April 26, 2013 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Overheard Separated Conversations15

    good looking guys

    April 26, 2013 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  6. greganchors

    GROSS;r u serious? A musical of Tropic of Cancer? Do u have a copy of the play I could read? How can I read/hear the score? I revive neglected musicals. I'm very interested in this. Please contact me: greganchors@yahoo.com

    April 26, 2013 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  7. M.A.P.

    I'm totes gay for Tatum.

    April 26, 2013 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Rosie1951

    Benjamin Walker (yes, Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter)..is a GREAT singer . . . saw him accidentally when my mother was watching some Broadway PBS show...wow what a voice!! Been in broadway shows too

    April 26, 2013 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  9. THEY CAN'T EVEN ANSWER THE QUESTIONS

    CARRY ON EVERYONE...

    April 26, 2013 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  10. Too busy

    very busy next few mo...u're job..thanks

    April 26, 2013 at 6:21 am | Report abuse |
  11. Amanda

    I think that would be awesome. I'm not a huge fan of remakes, but I will watch anything with JGL in it. :)

    April 26, 2013 at 6:12 am | Report abuse |
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    Miss Kiki

    That was Levitt, Daniel Radcliffe and Seth MacFarlane singing "High Hopes"

    April 26, 2013 at 5:55 am | Report abuse |
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  14. Joey

    I got to do this musical when I was a junior in high school and had a blast! I can totally see JGL as Nathan Detroit and Channing Tatum as Sky Masterson....I'll be interested to see how they modernize it.

    April 25, 2013 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gross

      At my Catholic junior high, we did a musical version of Tropic of Cancer.

      April 25, 2013 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • RTV

      I agree. This was a great Oldie... I hope they do it justice

      April 26, 2013 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Sickamundo

      I played Henry Chinaski in our 6th grade production of Barfly. It wasn't a musical, thank God, since I can't sing or dance. The middle school band played Booker T. and the MGs for accompanyment. Those were the days.

      April 26, 2013 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  15. Cassandra Sabbatical

    I'm not sure. I only watch the Nickelodeon Kid's Choice awards, and they weren't on that show. FFFFFPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT.........

    April 25, 2013 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Cassie Furlough

    If I'm not mistaken, didn't they do a number together at the Academy Awards? Was it from Guys and Dolls? Thanks to Seth MacFarlane for the inspiration!

    April 25, 2013 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Miss Kiki

      That was Levitt, Daniel Radcliffe and Seth MacFarlane singing "High Hopes"

      April 26, 2013 at 5:18 am | Report abuse |
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      April 26, 2013 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |

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