First Look: Broadway’s Jersey Boys, Directed By Clint Eastwood, Set To Hit The Big Screen
Oh, what a night it will be! For more than four seasons, Jersey Boys has been delighting audiences. And now, the hit Broadway musical is harmonizing its way to the big screen. Directed by Hollywood heavyweight Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby, Unforgiven), the film “tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons.” The story of their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the songs that influenced a generation, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Dawn,” “Rag Doll,” “Bye Bye Baby,” “Who Loves You,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You,” “Oh What A Night,” and many more.
The Tony Award-winning musical has been running on Broadway for nearly nine years and the film will star the production’s original Frankie Valli, John Lloyd Young. The actor won a Tony Award for his portrayal of the legendary lead singer of The Four Seasons. Erich Bergen stars as Bob Gaudio, who wrote or co-wrote all of the group’s biggest hits. Michael Lomenda and Vincent Piazza (Boardwalk Empire) star respectively as Nick Massi and Tommy DeVito, two original members of The Four Seasons. Rounding out the cast is Academy Award-winner Christopher Walken who stars as mobster Gyp DeCarlo.
Jersey Boys, the film, is based on a screenplay and musical book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, song music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe. The film is produced by Eastwood, Graham King and Robert Lorenz, with Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tim Moore, Tim Headington and Brett Ratner.
Check out the trailer below. Will you spend a night with Jersey Boys when the Warner Bros. Pictures film hits theaters this summer on June 20, 2014?