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Ready For Jersey Boys: The Movie?
John Logan's writing the script

11 January 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Ready For Jersey Boys: The Movie?

With Mamma Mia already a bit hit on the big screen and fellow “jukebox” musical Rock Of Ages on the way this year, producer Graham King is looking to another successful stage brand for possible movie-fication, with John Logan hired to write a Jersey Boys script.

Boys follows the rise of The Four Seasons who, along with Fankie Valli, pumped out such hits as Walk Like A Man and Big Girls Don’t Cry. The show nabbed four Tony awards back in 2006 and has generated more than $1 billion in ticket sales, so you can forgive King for suspecting it might have some life in it.

Logan's been a busy man this year, writing Hugo for Martin Scorsese, working on the scripts for Coriolanus and Rango, and the latest James Bond outing Skyfall, which Sam Mendes is busy shooting right now. And he’s no stranger to the boards – his play Red snapped up six Tony awards in 2010.

Question is, are we all ready for yet another batch of old tunes whacked together into a story? We bet King and co will be watching carefully to see how Ages performs.


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see the Jersey Boys first
Jersey Boys is not "another batch of old tunes whacked together into a story." It appears that James White has not see the musical. Since it is the essentially a biography of the real Four Seasons, the songs are THEIR songs, written by them and integral to the story. More

Posted by designergirl at 14:54 on 12 January 2012 | Report This Post

see the Jersey Boys first
Jersey Boys is not "another batch of old tunes whacked together into a story." It appears that James White has not see the musical. Since it is the essentially a biography of the real Four Seasons, the songs are THEIR songs, written by them and integral to the story. More

Posted by designergirl at 14:54 on 12 January 2012 | Report This Post

see the Jersey Boys first
Jersey Boys is not "another batch of old tunes whacked together into a story." It appears that James White has not see the musical. Since it is the essentially a biography of the real Four Seasons, the songs are THEIR songs, written by them and integral to the story. More

Posted by designergirl at 14:54 on 12 January 2012 | Report This Post

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