“Every legend has a beginning.”
That statement could not be anymore true and that’s how it all begins. Following in the footsteps of other Broadway musicals turned films such as Les Misérables and Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys has now been added to that growing list.
The musical tells the story of how Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons came to be. The cast is made up of John Lloyd Young as Valli (he’s also the original Broadway performer for the role), Erich Bergen as keyboardist Bob Gaudio, Vincent Piazza as lead guitarist Tommy DeVito and Michael Lomenada as bassist Nick Massi. There’s also that role of gangster Angelo “Gyp” DeCarlo which will be played by Christopher Walken.
Like most musicals that have been transitioned to the big screen, many of the groups hit songs can be heard in the first official trailer.
If you didn’t already know, the film will be directed by Hollywood heavy-hitter, Clint Eastwood; here’s hoping the film isn’t longer than the actual musical. Another tid-bit of information: Jersey Boys has been around since 2005 and still manages to have sold out shows.
Now that’s what you call legendary.
Jersey Boys will hit theaters on June 20.