Bill Condon to Direct ‘Guys and Dolls’ Movie Adaptation
Bill Condon, the Oscar-winning filmmaker behind “Chicago,” “Dreamgirls” and Disney’s remake of “Beauty and the Beast,” is taking on another famed movie musical.Condon has signed on to direct “Guys and Dolls,” an adaptation of the Broadway smash by Frank Loesser.
TriStar Pictures, which operates under Sony, acquired rights in 2019 to the original Damon Runyon short stories about gamblers and gangsters in the New York underworld, as well as the rights to the Broadway musical and Samuel Goldwyn’s 1995 film adaptation.“Guys and Dolls” opened on Broadway in 1950 and ran for 1,200 performances.
The show, a winner of the Tony Award for best musical, mounted several Broadway and London revivals.
Five years after its Broadway premiere, it was made into a successful film starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, and Vivian Blaine.John Goldwyn and Marc Toberoff will serve as producers on “Guys and Dolls.” Nicole Brown and Shary Shirazi
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