We’ll freely admit that this isn’t really in our purview, as a geeky blog, aside, perhaps, from the tenuous argument that could be made that folks who are super into “musicals” to be pretty geeky in their own ways. But if there’s something that stops all three editors cold as our brain short circuit and we can only whisper “yes. perfect.” at our computer screens because if we talk any louder we might scare the perfect thing away, it probably deserves a post.
Like, for example, a Guys and Dolls movie with Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon Levitt in roles made famous by Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra.
Deadline announced yesterday that 20th Century Fox had nabbed the film rights to Guys and Dolls, that more than half a century old musical depicting the hijinks and redemption of a couple of slickly attired gamblers and petty criminals at the hands of circumstance and their dolls, which in 1955 was made into a very successful film starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine. But hopefully, if you’ve clicked this far, you already know what Guys and Dolls is.
The studio will soon start the process of developing a remake of the stage and movie classic for what Fox hopes will be a killer pairing of Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the roles made famous by Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando. There is no writer or director yet, but those guys are interested.
Simply going by broad physical shape, I think we can safely assume that Tatum will be in the role of Sky Masterson, with Levitt as Nathan Detroit. Never let it be said that we can’t acknowledge perfect casting when we see it. And as Inception taught us: you can never have enough Joseph Gordon-Levitt wearing a suit.