Jersey Boys – from stage to screen?

British film producer, Graham King, wants to turn the hit Broadway and West End show, Jersey Boys, into a film.


King (the man behind The Tourist and The Rum Diaries) has recruited John Logan, who is currently working on James Bond’s latest adventure, Skyfall, to write the all-singing, all-dancing script.

The film, which will be called Jersey BoysThe Story of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, has been rumoured to be financed and distributed by Columbia Pictures.

However, the light hearted musical, noted for its show stoppers including Walk Like A Man and Big Girls Don’t Cry, might have some competition against another stage-to-screen movie.

A film adaptation of the 80s themed musical Rock of Ages, is set to be released this year. The stage show features internationally famous hits such as Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing and Bon Jovi’s Living on a Prayer.

Jersey Boys is a documentary-style musical which follows the story of the 1960’s rock and roll group, The Four Seasons.

The stage show has racked up millions of pounds in ticket sales, as well as receiving four Tony awards in 2006. In June 2011, the musical became the 25th longest-running show on Broadway.

But will it live up to other stage-to-screen musicals like Chicago and Mamma Mia!? We will keep you posted.

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