Breaking News from Deadline.com: Graham King Makes First Look Warner Bros Deal For GK And Brings â€˜Jersey Boysâ€™ Musical With HimSeptember 13th, 2012
From reporter Mike Fleming on Deadline.com today: EXCLUSIVE: Graham King and Tim Headington have made an exclusive first-look one year deal at Warner Bros, which puts GK Films back at the studio where he made Blood Diamond, the Oscar-winning The Departed, The Town and Dark Shadows. Itâ€™s also the studio that will release the Ben Affleck-directed Argo, which was one of the standout films that premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. GK co-financed that film and King is executive producer. Kingâ€™s move is a surprise but an even bigger one is that heâ€™s bringing Jersey Boys with him.
King had a four-picture put deal at Sony Pictures, which released the Johnny Depp-Angelina Jolie-starrer The Tourist. Sony is where he originally set Jersey Boys, the movie based on the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. King is moving that filmâ€“which will be directed by Jon Favreauâ€“over to Warner Bros to be first film under this new deal. Iâ€™m told that though it is a plum projectâ€“the stage musical is a giant hitâ€“GK and Sony didnâ€™t see eye to eye over the budget and that is why the project is moving.
Jersey Boys will begin production in January and Warner Bros will release it Christmas, 2013.
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So, what do you guys think of the breaking news update & the scoop that Warner Brothers will release the JERSEY BOYS movie during Christmas 2013?! Talk about Happy Holidays!!!