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Jon Favreau Looking to Direct Big Screen Adaptation of 'Jersey Boys'

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June 5, 2012
Source: Variety

Jon Favreau

Back near the beginning of the year we heard that Hugo writer John Logan would script the big screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Jersey Boys from producer Graham King and his GK Films banner. Now the film might have a director as Variety reports Jon Favreau is currently the frontrunner to helm the adaptation, and this would be another first in his interesting career behind the camera. Favreau has gone from small films like Made, to family flicks like Elf and Zathura and of course blockbusters like the first two installments of the Iron Man franchise and Cowboys & Aliens. I guess now it's time for a musical.

For those who haven been under a rock, Jersey Boys tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks who would go on to become one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. Jersey Boys has been on the stage since 2005 and has had over 200 performances. Favreau has been pretty busy in front of the camera lately with roles in People Like Us with Chris Pine, Identity Thief with Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy, and his franchise role as Tony Stark's bodyguard Happy Hogan in Iron Man 3. I can't wait to see what he does with a musical of like this.

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  • Al
    Ummm....Magic Kingdom...?
    • Christopher Batty
      I guess Raimi stole Fav's thunder with Disney's Oz. 
  • NickInTheCloset
    Raimi's Spider-Man vs Favreau's Iron Man 2... Which was worse?
    • peloquin
       I thought they were both pretty awesome personally...
  • Voice of Reason
    Barf/Just what I need to write off Favreau for good.

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