Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Empire's New Tom Cruise Cover
The Jameson Empire Awards 2014
Vote: The Greatest 301 Movies Of All Time!
Rebecca Hall:
My Movie Life

The actress picks the movies that shaped her
Mountain Dew Green Screen
Register Now to see X-MEN First Class!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
The Empire Podcast #107: Lukas Moodysson, Marc Webb, Avi Arad
Let's go Easter Egg hunting!
Spielberg Plans The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara
Yet another potential directing job
First Jersey Boys Trailer
Clint Eastwood's musical adaptation is heating up
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
TODAY
First Jersey Boys Trailer
Clint Eastwood's musical adaptation is heating up
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Heaven's Gate (2013)
Empire Star Rating
A Late Quartet (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Trouble With The Curve (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Dark Horse (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Clint Eastwood Casts Two More In Jersey Boys
Jeremy Luke and Joey Russo set for the musical

05 August 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Clint Eastwood continues to build his cast for the film adaptation of the Jersey Boys musical, and aside from a recent decision to add Christopher Walken, he’s largely casting stage actors and unknowns. The latest hires? Jeremy Luke and Joey Russo.

The movie, which will roughly follow the show’s plot about the rise and fall of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, tracks the formation of one of the biggest-selling groups of all time.

Luke and Russo are New York natives who moved to Los Angeles and run web series Turbo and Joey. Luke is aboard to play Donnie, a loan shark who demands money from Valli, while Russo will be Joe “Joey” Pesci (yes, the actual Pesci, who is a producer of the play, though the character's only based on him), who helped create the group.

Walken is aboard as Jersey mobster Angelo “Gyp” DeCarlo, who provides invaluable assistance to the fledgling performers. The film is set to kick off shooting soon and should be out next year, though no date has been set yet.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Ed Harris Joins Cymbeline
He just can't wait to be King
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Making Of Locke: A Filmmaker's Journey
Steven Knight takes us through six pitstops (via Heston Services)

The 10 Most Exciting Movies At Cannes 2014
Empire's pick of the Croisette's finest

Tom Hardy: A Viewer's Guide
The essential, the recommended, the one for the fans... and the one to avoid

Ten Things To Know About The Spooks Movie
Under the hood of The Greater Good

Who’s In Spider-Man’s Sinister Six?
A bluffer’s guide to the planned spin-off from the Amazing Spider-films

14 YouTube Videos Every Game Of Thrones Fan Should Have Watched By Now
From goats singing the theme tune to every death in under three minutes

Hollywood's Biggest Names On Their Favourite Films
Stars and directors like Nolan, Whedon, Wright and Ford on the films that inspire them

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get Limited Edition Collectable X-Men Art Cards

Subscribe today and get 6 issues of Empire plus a set of collectable X-Men Art Cards for only £20!

Subscribe today

Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Just £25
Receive limited edition subscribers-only covers every month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)