Just the other day, I wondered why there hasn’t been a peep about the JERSEY BOYS movie in the press lately. In my usual daily routine, I just went to my JB news page and found some news on Broadway.com: Lindsay Champion reports that Paul Dano was offered a role in the forthcoming Jersey Boys film, but the Broadway vet wonâ€™t be crooning â€œSherryâ€ on the big screen anytime soon, according to Deadline.com. The good news? Dano passed in favor of another role, starring opposite Les Miserablesâ€™ Hugh Jackman and If There Is I Havenâ€™t Found It Yet hunk Jake Gyllenhaal in the new film “Prisoners.” There is no word at this time on which part Dano would have played in Jersey Boys, or if other actors have been approached for the film.
Dano has appeared on Broadway in A Free Man of Color, Inherit the Wind and A Month in the Country. His film and TV credits include Little Miss Sunshine, There Will Be Blood, The Girl Next Door, Cowboys & Aliens, Looper, Ruby Sparks, Being Flynn and Where the Wild Things Are.
Truth is, before reading this scoop that mentioned his credits, I didn’t really know much at all about Dano, other than the fact that his last name ends in a vowel! Do you think he would have been a good choice for one of the Four Seasons?
Looks like the dashing Jake Gyllenhaal won’t be cast in JB as well, considering he’ll be starring in the “Prisoners” movie with Dano.
Sounds like JERSEY BOYS movie casting is definitely underway! Any speculations?
(Photo Credit of Paul Dano: Getty Images)