Original Broadway Cast Member Erica Piccininni Joins JERSEY BOYS Film as 'Lorraine'; Kathrine Narducci to Play Valli's Mother
Erica Piccininni, Jersey Boys, Lorraine, Clint Eastwood, Kathrine Narducci, Lou Volpe
The Hollywood Reporter writes that Erica Piccininni, who starred in the original Broadway production of JERSEY BOYS, will reprise her role as 'Lorraine' in Clint Eastwood's upcoming film adaptation of the musical.
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'Lorraine' is a reporter from Detroit who meets Frankie Valli for an interview, which leads to an affair.
Although many of the other confirmed movie cast members have also appeared in the show onstage, Piccininni is the first member from the original production of JERSEY BOYS on the Great White Way, which won four Tony Awards in 2006.
Piccininni has also appeared off-Broadway in THE FANTASTICKS. Her TV credits include appearances on The Good Wife, CSI: NY, Body of Proof, NCIS, The Closer, Numb3rs, Lie to Me and Medium.
TheWrap is also reporting that Kathrine Narducci (The Sopranos) will play Valli's mother, Mary Rinaldi, opposite Lou Volpe as his father, Anthony. Narducci's upcoming big screen projects include Zarra's Law and '79 Parts. Other than her long-running role as Charmaine Bucco in HBO's The Sopranos, her past film credits include A Bronx Tale, Miracle on 34th Street, Made in Brooklyn, Blue and most recently, To Redemption.
BWW also recently learned exclusively that Renee Marino, who currently plays 'Mary Delgado' in JERSEY BOYS on Broadway, will play the role in the upcoming big screen adaptation. Donnie Kehr will star as 'Norm Waxman', Joey Russo as 'Joe "Joey" Pesci', Jeremy Luke as 'Donnie', Christopher Walken as 'Angelo "Gyp" DeCarlo', Johnny Cannizzaro as 'Nick DeVito', and Mike Doyle as 'Bob Crewe'.
Erich Bergen has officially signed on to star as 'Bob Gaudio', and Boardwalk Empire's Vincent Piazza has been confirmed in the role of 'Tommy DeVito'. As BWW previously reported, Broadway's John Lloyd Young and Michael Lomenda are still under consideration to star in the movie musical. If cast, Young would play Frankie Valli and Lomenda would play Nick Massi.