Clint Eastwood Looking at Stage Actors for His Screen Adaptation of JERSEY BOYS
collider.com Even though musicals make their name on stage actors, the screen adaptation usually discards those actors for faces that are recognizable beyond Broadway. It makes the movie easier to sell, the screen actor gets credit for the singing, dancing, and acting the stage actor does on a regular basis, and the stage actor moves on to the next stage musical production.

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Jersey Boys Synopsis and Credits

From director Clint Eastwood comes the big-screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys. 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,” “Rag Doll,” and many more. Starring in the film, John Lloyd Young reprises his Tony Award-winning portrayal of the legendary lead singer, Frankie Valli. Erich Bergen stars as Bob Gaudio, who wrote or co-wrote all of the group's biggest hits. Michael Lomenda and Vincent Piazza star respectively as Nick Massi and Tommy DeVito, two original members of the group. Oscar® winner Christopher Walken (The Deer Hunter) stars as mobster Gyp DeCarlo.

"Jersey Boys" stars Christopher Walken, Erica Piccininni, Jeremy Luke, Joey Russo, Johnny Cannizzaro, Kathrine Narducci, and Mike Doyle.

Directed by Clint Eastwood.
Written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice.
Produced by Graham King and Rob Lorenzo.
Production company/distributor: Warner Bros..

Release Date: June 20, 2014

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