Musicals tend to do well when adapted to the big-screen particularly in the cases of Fiddler on the Roof, Phantom of the Opera and more recently, Les Miserables.
The latest sing-a-long phenomenon to get the cinematic treatment is the Jersey Boys, which centres on the rising success of Italian American singer Frankie Valli and his group, the Four Seasons. The group were based known for singing renowned hits like “Walk like a Man”, “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and of course, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”.
Helmed by veteran Oscar-winning legend Clint Eastwood (Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby), the 1960s-based biopic unveiled its official trailer earlier today.
John Lloyd Young, who won a Tony Award for his portrayal of Valli in the Broadway hit, reprises the role for the film. The supporting cast includes Vincent Piazza (Boardwalk Empire), Steve Schirripa (The Sopranos), Kathrine Narducci (The Sopranos) and Oscar-winner Christopher Walken (The Deer Hunter, Pulp Fiction).
John Logan (Hugo, Skyfall) has written the script which is adapted from Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice’s acclaimed production.
The film will be released in the UK on June 20th.