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Twitter Watch: Adam Shankman Wants to Direct Movie Musical of JERSEY BOYS

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Twitter Watch: Adam Shankman Wants to Direct Movie Musical of JERSEY BOYSBroadwayWorld.com presents Twitter Watch, which brings you only the best and most interesting reports straight from the mouths of Broadway stars, shows and more on the hot social networking service - Twitter!

On Twitter, Adam Shankman, acclaimed director of the movie versions of Hairspray and Rock of Ages had this to say: @adamshankman

"@louieee__ @adamshankman what is your next movie musical that you want to direct?" Jersey boys

We wonder if this has anything to do with the film of JERSEY BOYS, with screenplay by John Logan, that is already scheduled for release at the end of 2013.

Shankman is currently in post-production on the adaptation of the groundbreaking hit Broadway rock musical "Rock of Ages," which will be released in June 2012. In July 2007, Shankman directed and executive produced "Hairspray," the feature film adaptation of the Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical. It received three Golden Globe® nominations including Best Picture-Musical or Comedy. In addition, the cast won a Critics' Choice Award for Best Acting Ensemble.

Shankman began his directing career in 2001 with his debut feature, "The Wedding Planner." The next year, he directed the romantic drama "A Walk to Remember." Shankman followed with "Bringing Down the House," "The Pacifier," and "Cheaper by the Dozen 2." Shankman's recent films include the box-office hits "17 Again," which he produced, and "Bedtime Stories," which he directed. Recently, Shankman directed episodes of Fox's 'Glee' and ABC's 'Modern Family'.

JERSEY BOYS is the winner of the 2006 Best Musical Tony Award®, the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album and the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical. 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.

JERSEY BOYS opened at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway to critical acclaim on November 6, 2005. The JERSEY BOYS National Tour 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. There are six Current Productions of JERSEY BOYS: New York, London, Las Vegas, Toronto, a US National tour, and Melbourne, Australia.

JERSEY BOYS is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie ValliBob GaudioTommy DeVito and Nick Massi. It's a 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. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide - all before they were thirty.

For more information, visit www.JerseyBoysInfo.com.

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