March 30, 2013

Multiple Sources Telling @THR that Clint Eastwood in Talks to Direct Jersey Boys Movie!

March 30th, 2013

Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood

Would it make your day if Clint Eastwood would direct the JERSEY BOYS movie?

A few weeks ago, JERSEY BOYS Las Vegas cast members were tweeting that Eastwood was in the audience! It’s all making sense now…Check out the scoop below from The Hollywood Reporter:

Sources say the veteran director is looking to push back his “A Star Is Born” remake and focus on the 1960s-set film based on the mega-hit musical.

With a planned remake of A Star Is Born stymied by casting issues, Clint Eastwood is close to moving his attention to his next project. And another music-based project might be his choice.

Word has spread around Hollywood that the legendary filmmaker has set his sights on an adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Jersey Boys. Multiple sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Eastwood is in talks with production entity GK Films and Warner Bros. to take on the high-profile project, though neither the studio nor the production company or Eastwood’s reps would confirm the negotiations.

Based on the mega-hit Tony-winning musical, the story chronicles the rise of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and the group’s eventual breakup.

Jon Favreau (Iron Man) had been attached to direct the big-screen adaptation, which originally was set up at Columbia Pictures. Producer Graham King moved the project to Warner Bros. in September after he inked a first-look deal with the studio. But six weeks later, Warners put Jersey Boys in turnaround.

Sources say there were some conversations with Fox, but now that Eastwood is in the picture, the project could be heading back to Warners.

Eastwood, whose most recent film as director was 2011′s J. Edgar (he starred in and produced but did not direct September’s Trouble With the Curve), has long been looking to bring A Star Is Born back to the big screen. Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding is the current choice to star, but that project is having difficulty casting a male lead, with a number of stars passing (Sean Penn’s name being the latest to surface).

Insiders say Eastwood would look to direct Jersey Boys, then follow with Star Is Born.

What do you guys think of the latest news? Does Eastwood have what it takes to make JERSEY BOYS a blockbuster on the big screen?


  1. Doesn’t matter who directs Jersey Boys….it will be a big success!

    Comment by Barbara Cox — March 30, 2013 @ 3:27 am

  2. Eastwood would be quite an amazing choice to “chair” this project.

    Comment by George O'Brien — March 30, 2013 @ 7:34 am

  3. May I say! Happy Holiday to all. And how wonderful for such a gifted gentleman as Clint Eastwood to make a pursuit of happiness for all the fans to enjoy. Mr. Eastwood has the wondrous, way to cradle a story line. His excursions of wisdom can be ” Make my day” again!!
    I applaud the idea!!!

    Comment by Joni Relyea — March 31, 2013 @ 2:57 pm

  4. just cast Jarrod Spector as Frankie.

    Comment by Sheila — April 1, 2013 @ 1:24 am

  5. Dominic Scaglione jr as the lead!!!!! Hes the only real italian one!!

    Comment by Marcia — April 4, 2013 @ 11:30 pm

  6. JOHN LLOYD YOUNG as Frankie Valli. John is the BEST having won the Tony and numerous other awards for his portrayal of Frankie.
    JLY has the Looks, Voice and he is such a wonderful young man.
    JLY deserves to be in the role of Frankie Valli!!!!!
    He is the only one for the role.

    Comment by viv — June 1, 2013 @ 7:38 pm

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