Jon Favreau Eyes For ‘Jersey Boys’
Variety reports that Jon Favreau is at the top of the list of director to helm the project of the Broadway show Jersey Boys to the big screen.
Jersey Boys tells the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons and their meteoric rise from blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks to one of the biggest American pop sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide– all before they were thirty.
With over $1 billion in ticket sales and currently playing worldwide, Jersey Boys opened on Broadway in 2005. Produced by Dodger Theatricals, the Broadway musical is written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe and direction by Des McAnuff.
The feature film will be using much of the same music and lyrics in the stage play including songs like “Sherry”, “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “Rag Doll”, “Oh What A Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You”.
Favreau is known for directing the Iron Man films and most recently Cowboys & Aliens in 2011. Though, he won’t be directing Iron Man but he will be seen reprising his role as Happy Hogan in Shane Black’s, Iron Man 3.