"The Butler" and "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" screenwriter Danny Strong has been tapped to pen the new film adaptation of the classic Broadway musical Guys and Dolls, according to Deadline.com.
20th Century Fox, which is bringing the Tony-winning 1950 musical back to the big screen, has enlisted Strong to pen the new adaptation based on Damon Runyon's stories. Guys and Dolls was previously adapted for the screen in 1955, starring Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando.
A director for the project has not been announced.
It was previously reported that Fox was hopeful that Channing Tatum ("Magic Mike," "The Vow") and Joseph Gordon-Levitt ("Looper," "The Dark Knight Rises") will star as Nathan Detroit and Sky Masterson, respectively.
Guys and Dolls features music and lyrics by Loesser with a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. The popular musical is based on the stories and characters of American chronicler Damon Runyon. The original Broadway production, starring Robert Alda, Isabel Bigley, Sam Levene and Vivian Blaine, won five Tony Awards and ran for 1,200 performances.
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