The rumors are never ending when it comes to the remake of Guys and Dolls. According to The Sun, Guy Ritchie wants to make his own version of the musical and rumor has it (and it’s a big rumor) that he already have some stories in mind for the roles: Jason Statham and Justin Timberlake.
“I can’t tell you what is happening, but I can tell you what is not happening, and that is this Guy Ritchie version,” said Allen H. Arrow, the attorney for the estate of Frank Loesssner, who wrote the music and lyrics for Guys and Dolls.
“We are not opposed to that development. This musical survived even the recent Broadway revival, and as bad as that was, they couldn’t kill it. If the terms are proper in the scenario you described, that could happen.”
The story about Time Square gamblers and hoods was first staged on Broadway in 1950 with Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons and Frank Sinatra. Remaking Guys and Dolls should be carefully planned because it could either be a total disaster or genius.
If Hugh Jackman was placed at the helm of this project, it would certainly stand a chance. For people like me, who long to hear Adelaide’s Lament sung on the big screen, hopefully this Jackman story turns out to be true and not just another rumor.
What do you think of a Guys and Dolls remake?