We seem to be featuring a few films just lately on our Blog! And here’s the BIG one!
We have just been informed that the long awaited film adaptation of the musical JERSEY BOYS, which is directed by Clint Eastwood, will be released on 20 June 2014. Plans are already being made for fans to meet up for the premiere of the film in New York.
Original Tony Award Broadway star John Lloyd Young who played Frankie Valli stars in the role of legendary singer Frankie Valli.
Joining John LloydYoung in the cast are Renée Marino as Mary Delgado, Erich Bergen as Bob Gaudio, Christopher Walken as Gyp DeCarlo, Mike Doyle as Bob Crew, Joey Russo as Joe Pesci, Erica Piccininnias Lorraine, Donnie Kehr as Norm Waxman, Jeremy Luke as Donnie and Johnny Cannizzaro as Nick DeVito, and Kathrine Narducci as Mary Rinaldi.
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Clint Eastwood specifically wanted to cast the main roles with stage actors from the show's currently running Broadway, touring and international productions. It is a shame that none of the cast are from the UK or that Frankie Valli and his current boys are not in the film.
JERSEY BOYS is the journey of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time: Frankie Valliand The Four Seasons. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide - all before they were thirty.
By Lynn Boleyn