May 22, 2013

Newsflash: Clint Eastwood to Direct JERSEY BOYS Movie; Shooting to Begin This Summer in Los Angeles!

May 22nd, 2013

Clint Eastwood

It’s official! Clint Eastwood will be directing the film adaptation of JERSEY BOYS!

According to a recent Equity casting notice, the legendary actor/director has signed on to helm the film adaptation of JERSEY BOYS, written by John Logan. The film is currently slated to begin shooting this summer in Los Angeles.

The news comes a few months after Warner Bros. backed out of Jon Favreau’s planned adaptation, when the studio put the film on “turnaround,” allowing the Production Company, GK FILMS, to shop the project to other interested studios, including Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox. Prior to Warner Bros. picking up the film, it sat in limbo at Sony for a number of months. WB reportedly didn’t believe that the film’s large budget and potential international appeal were enough to continue pushing the project.

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Well, what do you guys think of this official breaking news?!


  1. Well its about darn time! Clint Eastwood is the perfect person to direct the movie.

    Comment by Lee Antunes — May 22, 2013 @ 7:12 pm

  2. Can`t wait to see this!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Hope it is GREAT

    Comment by Jim Simmons — May 22, 2013 @ 7:17 pm

  3. Go ahead….make my movie.

    Comment by Ray — May 23, 2013 @ 8:35 am

  4. Ok. But if you film this summer, who is in the cast?

    Comment by Edward — May 26, 2013 @ 9:35 pm

  5. The movie will be super great only if Jarrod Spector plays Frankie Valli. He was exceptional. He made me want to go back again and again. My niece and my boss saw it 7 times each and both agree Jarrod Spector was spectacular. He can sing and he can act and he’s really a cute guy. He’s got it all.

    Comment by Nancy — May 28, 2013 @ 8:10 am

  6. Agreed! I’ve seen Jersey Boys 10 times and Jarrod was born for the part. I really hope he will be cast as Frankie…Can’t wait for the movie! :)

    Comment by Virginia — May 28, 2013 @ 8:55 am

  7. Jarrod or JLY would be perfect. I can’t wait till the cast is finally revealed.

    Comment by Trish — May 28, 2013 @ 8:08 pm

  8. There is only one person to play Frankie and that is John Lloyd Young. He won the Tony award and many other awards for his role as Frankie.
    John Lloyd has the looks, voice and personality to play the role with perfection.
    I really hope and pray that John Lloyd Young will be cast as Frankie Valli.

    Comment by viv — May 29, 2013 @ 7:03 am

  9. This is great!! Devon May of the Los Vegas Jersey Boys should most certainly be cast in the same role he plays in Los Vegas. He can act sing and dance.

    A big Fan.

    Comment by Rita — May 30, 2013 @ 8:12 pm

  10. I’m pretty sure Jersey Boys the Movie wouldn’t be the same unless Jarrod Spector or John Lloyd Young played Frankie! They are amazing actors and have the perfect looks, moves, and voice.
    It would also be amazing is Quinn VanAntwerp played Bob Gaudio. He is also amazing, and is the perfect height for the job!

    Comment by Olivia T~ — June 4, 2013 @ 3:20 pm

  11. Drew Gehling should play Bob Gaudio.. He is outstanding in that role…

    Comment by Kate — June 8, 2013 @ 9:26 pm

  12. Excellent choice getting Eastwood to direct. Scorsese would’ve been my first choice, but Eastwood is excellent. This needs a director to understand that this isn’t a musical. It’s a story with music sprinkled in, and, it’s basically a gangster story.

    Comment by Rae — July 2, 2013 @ 1:49 pm

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