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Jon Favreau Will Direct Jersey Boys

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 08/01/2012

Jersey BoysJon Favreau next film will be “Jersey Boys.” The jukebox musical with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice will begin filming in January 2013.


On October 7, 2010, it was announced that GK Films had acquired the rights to produce the upcoming feature film version of Jersey Boys,with GK Films entering into a producers’ partnership with Timothy Headington and Marshall Brickman and Rick Elise returning to write the script for the film. Well now the film has its director, now film veteran Jon Favreau who’s’  reprising his role as Happy Hogan in Shane Black‘s Iron Man 3, and executive producing the upcoming NBC series Revolution.


The story dramatizes the forming, rise and eventual break-up of the original four members of The Four Seasons. The musical is separated into four “seasons”, each narrated by a different member of the band. Act 1 comprises Spring (Tommy DeVito) & Summer (Bob Gaudio); Act 2 comprises Fall (Nick Massi) & Winter (Frankie Valli); each member has a different perspective on the band and his contribution to it.


The show is a huge hit on Broadway and in record stores. Jersey Boy won four 2006 Tony Awards including Best Musical and has toured around the USA, London, Melbourne, Sydney, and Toronto.


According to Moviehole, filming will begin January 2013 in New York and New Jersey.  Additionally, the site reports that casting on the picture has begun, and notices have been sent out to agencies looking for the lead roles of Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy Devito, and Nick Massi.


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