Director Jon Favreau lost to direct the Iron Man 3, although he will be still part of the movie, as Happy Hogan. Recently, it was confirmed that he will be part of the comedy flick, Identity Thief, together with Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy. He is recently chosen by GK Films/Sony Pictures to direct the musical adaptation Jersey Boys. Now, the film is moving now to Warner Bros. due to a first look deal with producer Graham King.
Jersey Boys is a hit musical, which opened on Broadway in 2005 to much critical acclaim and a Tony Award for Best Musical. Favreau will be asked to direct the film adaptation of that – which we should expect a lot of singing here and there. We’re not sure if he’s capable of making a musical film, since history tells that he haven’t done any film with the same genre. But, he was born in New York, which gives him ties to both Broadway and nearby Jersey.
The story tackles the rise of 1960s pop music group The Four Seasons and tells its biographical tale through the group’s signature tunes, including “Sherry,” “December 1963 (Oh, What a Night)” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You.” Four Seasons vocalists Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio will executive produce the film, to be scripted by John Logan (Hugo, Skyfall).
Check out this video from Youtube, which basically tackles about the Jersey Boys story.
The Broadway show was written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio and Bob Crewe. The Broadway show has brought in over $1 billion dollars in revenue worldwide.
Production begins in January and Warner Bros will release it Christmas, 2013.