Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Hackers Now Reportedly Say Sony Can Release 'The Interview,' But With Changes Hackers Now Reportedly Say Sony Can Release 'The Interview,' But With Changes George Clooney Pushes For VOD Release Of 'The Interview,' Calls Out Hollywood For Lack Of Courage George Clooney Pushes For VOD Release Of 'The Interview,' Calls Out Hollywood For Lack Of Courage Watch: Sony Releases "In Franco And Rogen We Trust" Promo For 'The Interview' Watch: Sony Releases "In Franco And Rogen We Trust" Promo For 'The Interview' Watch: The Style Of Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher, Terrence Malick & More Recreated With Stock Footage Watch: The Style Of Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher, Terrence Malick & More Recreated With Stock Footage Surprising Full Cast Revealed For Jason Reitman's Live Read Of 'Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back' Surprising Full Cast Revealed For Jason Reitman's Live Read Of 'Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back' Sony Officially Yanks 'The Interview' From Release Following Hacker Threats Sony Officially Yanks 'The Interview' From Release Following Hacker Threats The 21 Best Performances Of 2014 The 21 Best Performances Of 2014 The 12 Best Shots Of 2014 The 12 Best Shots Of 2014 Baffling First Official Synopsis For Terrence Malick's 'Knight Of Cups' Unveiled Baffling First Official Synopsis For Terrence Malick's 'Knight Of Cups' Unveiled Rumor: 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Will Address Fan Complaints From 'Man Of Steel' Rumor: 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Will Address Fan Complaints From 'Man Of Steel' Watch: Christian Bale Goes On A Hedonistic Journey In First Trailer For Terrence Malick's 'Knight Of Cups' Watch: Christian Bale Goes On A Hedonistic Journey In First Trailer For Terrence Malick's 'Knight Of Cups' The 20 Best Movie Posters Of 2014 The 20 Best Movie Posters Of 2014 Recap: 'The Newsroom' Series Finale, Season 3, Episode 6 'What Kind Of Day Has It Been' Recap: 'The Newsroom' Series Finale, Season 3, Episode 6 'What Kind Of Day Has It Been' More Leaks Reveal Reported Plans Around ‘Star Wars’ Episodes 8 & 9 More Leaks Reveal Reported Plans Around ‘Star Wars’ Episodes 8 & 9 Sony Leaks Reveal ‘Aquaman’ Director, ‘X-Men’/’Fantastic Four’ Crossover Plans & More Sony Leaks Reveal ‘Aquaman’ Director, ‘X-Men’/’Fantastic Four’ Crossover Plans & More Review: Assassination Comedy ‘The Interview’ Starring Seth Rogen, James Franco, And Lizzy Caplan Review: Assassination Comedy ‘The Interview’ Starring Seth Rogen, James Franco, And Lizzy Caplan The 20 Best Films Of 2014 The 20 Best Films Of 2014 Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki

Christopher Walken Joins Clint Eastwood's Musical 'Jersey Boys'

The Playlist By Jason McDonald | The Playlist July 24, 2013 at 9:36AM

Who would have thought that after “Paint Your Wagon” Clint Eastwood would ever return to the realm of musicals? The legendary squinty-eyed actor turned director has been setting his sights on bringing the Broadway hit “Jersey Boys” to the big screen for some time. Now it looks as if Eastwood has finally filled one of the roles.
0
Christopher Walken

Who would have thought that Clint Eastwood would ever return to the realm of musicals after “Paint Your Wagon”? The legendary squinty-eyed actor turned director has been setting his sights on bringing the Broadway hit “Jersey Boys” to the big screen for some time. Now it looks as if Eastwood has finally filled one of the roles.

Deadline is reporting that Eastwood has tapped Christopher Walken to star in the upcoming adaptation. Walken would play Angelo “Gyp” DeCarlo, a mobster who attempts to guide the Jersey Boys early on in their career. The film itself is based around the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons and follows their lives as they go from average teens to American pop music legends.

But what of the titular Jersey Boys? Who would play them? Eastwood has stated in the past that he wanted Broadway stars that have appeared in the production to reprise their roles in his adaptation. It would appear that he’s getting his wish, as the director is looking to John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, and Vincent Piazza to head up the cast.   According to Variety, Young would play Frank Valli, Bergen would take on Bob Gaudio, Tommy Devito would be played by Piazza, and Lomenda would portray Nick Massi. Of the actors listed, only Piazza has not been appeared in a “Jersey Boys” production, though he has appeared in other plays and on “Boardwalk Empire.”

This article is related to: Christopher Walken, Jersey Boys


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates