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