'Hugo' Writer John Logan to Script 'Jersey Boys' Musical Adaptation
Over a year ago we learned that Graham King's GK Films won a bidding war for the feature film rights to Jersey Boys, the Tony Award winning Broadway musical based on the lives of one of the most successful 1960's pop groups, Frankie Valli the Four Seasons. Now GK Films (via ComingSoon) has just announced that Oscar nominated writer John Logan, who most recently penned Hugo for Martin Scorsese, will script the musical adaptation which tells the story of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks would go on to become one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. More below!
The musical has been running since 2005 and King previously said, ""Jersey Boys is one of the most electrifying stage shows any of us has ever seen and it has all the ingredients to become a big commercial hit movie," producer Graham King said. "So to now be collaborating with the whole team, Frankie, Bob, Marshall and Rick, to bring that magic to the big screen is just a wonderful dream come true." As a group, King, the other producers and the group's original members Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio, decided Logan was the best man for the job. The writer, who is also a noted playwright, recently penned Ralph Fiennes Shakespeare adaptation Coriolanus, the forthcoming James Bond sequel Skyfall and the more relevant film in this case, Sweeney Todd. Since the stage musical has become quite the phenomenon, there's likely plenty of people who will be excited to see the story leap to the big screen.