IRON MAN's Jon Favreau to Direct JERSEY BOYS on the Big Screen?
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, JERSEY BOYS is headed to the silver screen, adapted by RED scribe John Logan. Today, Variety reports that IRON MAN director Jon Favreau is a frontrunner to helm the film.
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.
Favreau has appeared as an actor in John Carter, STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS and more. He recently produced THE AVENGERS for Disney.
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 Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy 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.
A release date on the JERSEY BOYS film is tentatively set for the end of 2013; read the Variety article here.