About an hour ago, GK Films tweeted, “Check in at the Philly audition for #JerseyBoys is now closed. Lots of hopefuls looking for their big break” with a cool photo of young, dashing, dark-haired aspiring Four Seasons at the sign-in table.
Entertainment professionals, bloggers, and reporters have all linked to the press release about the open call today and the upcoming one in NYC next Saturday. Hopeful “Seasons” can also audition online. Visit JerseyBoysMovieCasting.com for the official info!
Over the last few days, several film and entertainment bloggers have posted their two cents about the upcoming movie, the casting call, and have shared some insights on the upcoming JERSEY BOYS film that is scheduled to begin shooting in January, 2013. Check out some excerpts from recent posts:
ReelMovieNation.com: Can Favreau Get the Job Done? Favreauâ€™s casting call has its pros and cons: On one hand heâ€™s actually searching for new talent, and not just for the supporting characters, but the lead singers of the â€™60s pop group The Four Seasons. What a great opportunity for emerging talent! But on the other hand, each individual call lists the ability to sing and play instruments as â€œa plus.â€ Hmm? Right off the bat, Favreauâ€™s pissing off the theatre crowd. Thereâ€™s talented people who can sing their faces off, and the fact that itâ€™s not required that the actors have a damn good voice is concerning. Itâ€™s simple, hit the required notes, if not youâ€™re out. I congratulate Tom Hooper for making everyone in his Les Miserables cast sing live everyday during production right in front of the camera. It takes balls to do what that cast did.
Slashfilm.com: Director Jon Favreau is looking for unknowns to star in his upcoming adaptation of the Tony award-winning Broadway musical, Jersey Boys. Over the next two weekends, in Philadelphia and New York, heâ€™s looking for male singers to audition for the four lead roles of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, the legendary music group at the center of this classic rags to riches story. This means that if you live on the East Coast, are male and can sing, you may just become a superstar.
It makes sense to search for unknowns in these roles because, really, the music is the star of the show. Plus Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons were unknowns when they began, so to cast stars in those roles would automatically take away some of the excitment of seeing them become successful, even if it is just a movie.
AwardsCircuit.com: Director Jon Favreau is hosting an open casting call for the upcoming screen adaptation of the hit stage musical, â€œJersey Boys.â€ Heâ€™s searching for unknowns and giving them a chance to breakthrough in the roles that make up the showâ€™s band, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Auditions are being held in New York and Philadelphia the next two weekends.
Here are my words of encouragement. If you ever wanted something so bad, and its all you can think about, take this chance if youâ€™re on the East Coast. Gabourey Sidibe (Precious), Abigail Breslin (Signs), and this year with Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild), all were once regular people. Even singers make the same chance. American Idol Season 7 winner David Cook went to auditions to accompany his brother who was auditioning. Cook went on to win the entire competition. If you want your chance, you have to take the chance.
So, what do you guys think about these bloggers’ opinions regarding the open casting calls for the JERSEY BOYS film? Do you think casting unknowns in the film is wise? Does it make sense to do that since the music is the STAR of the show? Or, do you think the film adaptation needs big names (such as Darren Criss, or perhaps Adam Levine, or let’s say, Bruno Mars?). Or, perhaps some of you think current or former multitalented JERSEY BOYS cast members who can sing, dance, act, and play instruments would be perfect for the movie roles?
We’ve been doing JBB Polls for months, with a few more to go, but we’re curious: Is The Four Seasons’ phenomenal music the STAR of the show and can unknowns turn the JB movie into a blockbuster hit?