Breaking News: John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda and Vincent Piazza to Star in JERSEY BOYS Film?
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Although no offers have been instigated or confirmed, sources tell Variety that Warner Bros. has approved the four actors as its top choices. If cast, Young would play Frankie Valli, Bergen would play Bob Gaudio, Piazza would play Tommy DeVito and Lomenda would play Nick Massi.
John Lloyd Young is currently starring 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 also has won Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World awards for his creation of the role on stage. Erich Bergen has appeared in the US Tour of ANYTHING GOES, as well as the US touring and Las Vegas productions of JERSEY BOYS. He has also appeared on Broadway in An American Daughter. Michael Lomenda appeared in the 1st National Tour of JERSEY BOYS, and outside Boardwalk Empire, Vincent Piazza's other TV credits include Rescue Me and The Sopranos.
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.
The JERSEY BOYS film adaptation is written by John Logan and is currently slated to begin shooting this summer in Los Angeles.