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Guys and Dolls film due to be remade for the big screen

The original hit musical film is set to return to the big screen, according to reports

Oliver Tompsett (Sky Masterson) and Siubhan Harrison (Sarah Brown) in the recent London revival
© Dan Wooller for WhatsOnStage

A new screen version of musical Guys and Dolls is in the works, it has been reported.

According to Variety, TriStar Pictures has purchased the rights to remake the original Damon Runyon short stories on which the musical is based, as well as the rights to the Broadway musical. The musical has a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows and music from Frank Loesser.

Variety also reports that TriStar has also acquired rights to the 1955 film adaptation from the Samuel Goldwyn company, which starred Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine.

Songs included in the musical are "If I Were a Bell", "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat" and "Luck Be a Lady".

The musical was last seen in the West End in 2016 after a run at the Savoy Theatre. The revival originally opened at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2015. Talawa Theatre Company staged a revival in 2017 at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. Sheffield Theatres announced a new production of the musical this month, which is due to open in December 2019.