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"Jersey Boys" Finally Headed to the Big Screen

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With hits like “December 1963 (Oh What A Night),” “Sherry” and “Walk Like a Man,” The Four Seasons released a string of classic hits in the 1960s. Their rise from the mean streets of New Jersey to chart topping success is depicted in the Broadway hit musical “The Jersey Boys,” which just began a four week return engagement in Philadelphia at the Forrest Theater. While the show has been an instant hit with theatergoers, “Jersey Boys” has found making a successful transition to the big screen to be more elusive.

“Jersey Boys” came roaring out of the gates on the Great White Way when it premiered back in 2005, winning the Tony Award for best musical the following year. Predictably, Hollywood came knocking and the rights to adapt the show into a film were acquired by GK Films in 2010. The road since then has been a bumpy one.

For years, it has seemed that the film was destined to languish in developmental hell, where so many other Broadway hits end up. Just like in the show, you can’t count “Jersey Boys” out. Earlier this year, fans received promising news when Clint Eastwood took over the directorial reigns from “Iron Man” director Jon Favreau. The momentum has clearly picked up since then as Warner Bros. recently staked out a release date for the film.

With Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young and “Boardwalk Empire” star Vincent Piazza onboard as Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons founder Tommy DeVito, respectively, the film is scheduled to be released on June 20, 2014. Christopher Walken has also been cast in the film.


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