Frankie Valli Discusses JERSEY BOYS Movie

Frankie Valli Discusses JERSEY BOYS Movie

Frankie Valli Discusses JERSEY BOYS MovieLegendary Four Seasons front-man Frankie Valli discusses the highly anticipated new stage-to-screen adaptation of his hit Tony Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS in a new radio interview in promotion of an upcoming concert gig.

"Clint Eastwood is directing - it's really very, very exciting," Valli says.

In remarking upon the iconic actor and director taking the reigns of the 60s-set property for the big screen, Valli relates, "He's terrific. I was a big fan for many, many years, and getting to meet him was terrific."

Eastwood's musical background informed the decision to place him in the director's chair, as well, Valli asserts.

"That's why we were excited about him doing this," Valli says of Eastwood's extensive jazz and movie scoring resume.

As for differences between the stage and screen iterations, Valli recounts, "It will be a lot like the play, except things that you can't do in a play that you can do in a play - it's been very interesting."

As far as the casting and the prominence of theatre actors in major roles in the movie, Valli states, "There are a couple of the people who have been in the play production."

Alas, Valli confirms he will not be making a cameo appearance in the film after all, although he was spotted on set earlier this month, as reported here.

Despite that unfortunate news, just remember: big girls don't cry!

Check out the original article on the matter here.

Also, see BroadwayWorld's coverage of Clint Eastwood, cast and crew filming on location in Los Angeles earlier this month here.


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