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Clint Eastwood To Direct Jersey Boys Film Adaptation! Could It Be?!

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The successful Broadway musical, Jersey Boys, may in fact be making its way to the big screen. Better yet, it could in fact be led by Clint Eastwood at the helm!

The actor-turned-successful-director has yet to confirm his ties to the project, though we have NO doubt that the musical retelling of the rise of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons would be in good hands if left with him as director.

Jon Favreau was formerly linked to the potential film, but things changed when producer Graham King took Jersey Boys to Warner Bros. We’re not the only ones sensing some dramz here, right??

According to sources, Jersey Boys would be followed by Clint’s remake of A Star Is Born.

We really hope this is true!!

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7 comments to “Clint Eastwood To Direct Jersey Boys Film Adaptation! Could It Be?!”

  1. 1

    Bryan Brown to play Stompin’ Tom in biopic

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    Eastwood first encountered Connors’ music while researching songs for Honkytonk Man. Executive producer Fritz Manes had given Eastwood a copy of Tom’s 1971 album, Pistol Packin’ Mama, which includes a version of ‘Honky Tonk Girl’. Although Hollywood insiders were convinced Eastwood’s next project would be an adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Jersey Boys, he confirmed the Connors biopic to The Hollywood Reporter (March 30), since acquiring the rights to Connors’ two autobiographies.

    Stompin’ Tom: Before The Fame (1995) details Connors begging on the streets at age four, surviving orphanages and a foster home, and running away at 13 with his guitar, his songs, and a dream. The Legend Continues: Stompin’ Tom And The Connors Tone was published in 2000.

    Eastwood told The Hollywood Reporter: “Connors was a true original – Canada’s troubadour. He sang about the everyday Canadian experience in the same way Woody Guthrie sang about the American experience.” Eastwood revealed that Canadian jazz vocalist/pianist Diana Krall, who has recorded songs for three Eastwood films, encouraged him to do the biopic. Auditions will begin this month in Toronto, St. John and Charlottetown for the roles of Connors as a child, teenager and young adult.

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    And, oh yeah…

    Acclaimed actor Bryan Brown is set to play the lead in The Ballad of Stompin’ Tom. He was photographed at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. Country superstar Shania Twain, shown at the 2011 Juno Awards, will play Stompin’ Tom’s wife Lena.

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    The Globe and Mail called Connors "one of the great Canadian
    story-tellers." He died of kidney failure on March 6 at his home in
    Ballinafad, Ontario. He was 77. A memorial was held on March 13 at the
    Peterborough Memorial Centre in Peterborough, Ontario.

    The Ballad of Stompin' Tom begins pre-production in May, with filming set
    to begin in Saint John, N.B. and Skinners Pond, P.E.I. this summer.

    The film is scheduled to open in theatres on June 27, 2014–four days
    before Canada Day (July 1).

  5. Walt Coogan says – reply to this


    r2d, can you provide a link to thisstory?

  6. Walt Coogan says – reply to this


    … never mind, I found the story.

  7. Steve says – reply to this


    I photo'd him coming out of Jersey Boys yesterday