Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
100 Greatest Videos Games Of All Time
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Empire Visits The Hobbit's VFX Team
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Podcast #125: Luc Besson, Marion Cotillard
Vive la France!
Christian Bale Set For Jungle Book: Origins
Naomie Harris, Cate Blanchett and more also aboard
Nicolas Cage In New Outcast Trailer
It ends in blood...
New Screenwriter For Chaos Walking
Jamie Linden replaces Charlie Kaufman
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
13 August 2014
Avatar Writer Targets Mack Bolan
Shane Salerno takes a shot at another franchise
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
American Sniper
31 December 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Jersey Boys (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Jersey Boys (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Trouble With The Curve (2012)
Empire Star Rating
J. Edgar (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Hereafter (2011)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

First Still From Clint Eastwoods's Jersey Boys
Not also known as Paint Your Wagon 2

06 January 2014  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: The Film Stage

submit to reddit

If you've already clicked on the image below, or are particularly keen-eyed, you'll know that Clint Eastwood's cinematic adaptation of the award-winning Broadway (and West End) musical, Jersey Boys, is about Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons. It's the giant neon sign that gives it away. 

First seen in the latest issue of Empire - which you can download to your iPad / Google Play-friendly device, or just... buy in a shop - it's not the most jaw-dropping image ever released, but it's certainly picture proof that the man who "sang" in Paint Your Wagon is making a musical.

If you don't recognise any of the actors in the photo, that may be because you haven't seen the American run of the show yet, because the cast has primarily been recruited from among the established stage regulars. Meet, then, from left to right: John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Vincent Piazza and Michael Lomenda. There's also Christopher Walken - not in shot - playing mob boss Gyp DeCarlo, but don't expect Hairspray stylings from everyone's favourite Weapon Of Choice, as the singing will be left to the Four Seasons themselves.

With the Tony Award-winning show a big favourite in the Empire office, we have high hopes for this one. For more details, check out our First Look feature in the latest issue. Jersey Boys is aiming for a June 20 release in the USA, with no details on when it's out in the UK just yet.


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

Action-Packed New Jack Ryan Clip Lands
'You're not just an analyst anymore... you're operational'
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The 24 Best Film-Related Ice Bucket Challenges
The viral craze that won’t quit takes in some of Hollywood’s finest

Who Shot First? The Complete List Of Star Wars Changes
An exhaustive chronology of George Lucas' post-release tinkering

Gamescom 2014: The 10 Most Exciting Games
Zombies! Guns! Tombs! Sheep! Watch the trailers right here...

Who Is Mack Bolan? Your Guide To Cinema's New Action Man
As Bradley Cooper lines up to star as the hero, here's your handy guide to his story so far

Film Studies 101: A Film Buff's Guide To Movie Movements
Everything you need to know about cinema's key groups

The 100 Greatest Games Of All Time
You voted, we counted, and here they are: beat-'em-ups, shoot-'em-ups, RPGs, JRPGs, MMORPGs, RTSs, first-person shooters, platformers, sims and much more!

Lists Of Our Lifetime: Empire's 25 Greatest Battles
From smalltime scraps to epic struggles, these are the conflicts that have stunned cinema since 1989

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! 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)