Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Film Version of "Jersey Boys" to Premier at Los Angeles Film Festival
It has been announced that Clint Eastwood's movie adaptation of the Tony-winning Broadway smash Jersey Boys will have its premier at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 19th. It will be the concluding presentation of the festival. The film will then be released nationwide on June 20th. The cast of the film includes John Lloyd Young as Franki Valli, a role for which he won the Best Actor in a Musical Tony in 2006, as well as Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, and Vincent Piazza as the other three members of The Four Seasons. The screenplay is written by Oscar-, Emmy-, and Golden Globe-nominee John Logan (The Aviator, Gladiator, Hugo, RKO 281) based on the show's book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and the films dances will be choreographed by Sergio Trujillo, repeating the duties he performed on the original Broadway production.