John Lloyd Young Confirmed as Frankie Valli in JERSEY BOYS Big Screen Adaptation
"JLY is delighted to have been chosen to star as 'Frankie Valli' in Clint Eastwood's film Jersey Boys.," read the post. "Production has started and JLY couldn't be more excited to be involved with this very special project."
Joining Young in the cast are Erich Bergen as Bob Gaudio, Christopher Walken as Gyp DeCarlo, Mike Doyle as Bob Crew, Joey Russo Joe Pesci, Erica Piccininni as 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, Eastwood specifically wanted to cast the main roles with stage actors from the show's currently running Broadway, touring and international productions.
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 Valli and The Four Seasons. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide - all before they were thirty.
John Lloyd Young stars in Jersey Boys on Broadway and has also appeared in off-Broadway productions of The Summer of the Swans and Sarah, Plain and Tall. He won Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World awards for his creation of the role on stage.