John Logan to Adapt JERSEY BOYS for the Silver Screen
Logan received six 2010 Tony Awards in addition to Drama Desk, Outer Critic Circle and Drama League awards for his play RED. As a screenwriter, he had three movies released in 2011: Hugo, Coriolanus and Rango.
GK Films - who produced Logan's films Rango and Hugo earlier this year - are expected to partner with Columbia Pictures for distribution, though no dates for the film have yet been announced in these early stages.
Logan's previous film work includes Sweeney Todd (Golden Globe Award); The Aviator (Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and WGA
nominations); Gladiator (Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and WGA nominations); The Last Samurai; Any Given Sunday, and RKO 281 (WGA Award, Emmy nomination).
JERSEY BOYS opened at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway to critical acclaim on November 6, 2005 and is currently celebrating 6 years on Broadway and is the longest running show in the history of the August Wilson Theatre. The JERSEY BOYS National Tour, now celebrating its 5th Anniversary, opened to rave reviews in San Francisco on December 1, 2006, played a record-breaking run in Los Angeles and is still breaking house records in cities across North America. JERSEY BOYS is currently playing in New York, London, Las Vegas, in cities across the country on two US National tours, and will open in Auckland, New Zealand in April, 2012.
Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, JERSEY BOYS is written by Academy Award-winner Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.