20th Century Fox has secured the rights to remake Guys and Dolls, and according to Deadline, are after a couple of The Backlot favorites for the leads:
At long last, 20th Century Fox has closed movie rights to Guys And Dolls, and 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.
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Oh Gods. Why remake such fun crap?
The franchise’s motto is “there can be only one,” and Lionsgate-Summit seems to have found the man to be the next “Highlander.”
Ryan Reynolds has emerged as the front-runner to topline the reboot, and though it’s unclear whether an actual offer has been made, sources tell Variety that both sides are in talks and are very interested in working together. Insiders add that Reynolds is weighing other offers and that could still pursue another project.
Still no villain with the start date rapidly approaching. They will have to take anyone with a pulse who accepts the role soon. Oh, that is happening now. Just cancel the doomed piece of shit NOW.
Variety reports that Sharlto Copley (District 9, The A-Team) has been offered the role of the villainous billionaire in Old Boy. If accepted, Copley would be taking a part that has had some pretty big names previously attached to it, including Clive Owen, Colin Firth and Christian Bale.