The Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys tells of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who formed the 1960s rock group The Four Seasons.

Jersey Boys – Official Information

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Jersey Boys – Poster ©2014 Warner Bros

From director Clint Eastwood comes the big-screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys.

The film tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. The story of their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the songs that influenced a generation, including Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like a Man, Dawn, Rag Doll, Bye Bye Baby, Who Loves You, and many more.

These classic hits are now being embraced by a new generation of fans through the stage musical, which has been running on Broadway for more than eight years and has also enjoyed successful tours around the globe.

Starring in the film, John Lloyd Young reprises his Tony Award-winning portrayal of the legendary lead singer of The Four Seasons, Frankie Valli. Erich Bergen stars as Bob Gaudio, who wrote or co-wrote all of the group’s biggest hits. Michael Lomenda and Vincent Piazza star respectively as Nick Massi and Tommy DeVito, two original members of The Four Seasons. Oscar® winner Christopher Walken (“The Deer Hunter”) stars as mobster Gyp DeCarlo.

Oscar® winner Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby, Unforgiven) directed Jersey Boys from a screenplay and musical book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, song music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe. The film is produced by Eastwood, Graham King and Robert Lorenz, with Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tim Moore, Tim Headington, James Packer and Brett Ratner serving as executive producers.

The behind-the-scenes creative team was led by Academy Award®-nominated director of photography Tom Stern (Changeling); Academy Award®-nominated production designer James J Murakami, (Changeling); Oscar®-winning editor Joel Cox (Unforgiven) and editor Gary D Roach; and costume designer Deborah Hopper.

Warner Bros Pictures presents a GK Films Production, a Malpaso Production, Jersey Boys. Opening nationwide on June 20, 2014, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros Pictures, a Warner Bros Entertainment Company.
This film has been rated R for language throughout.

Jersey Boys – Theatrical Release dates

US, Canada and UK: June 20, 2014
Australia and New Zealand: July 3, 2014

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Jersey Boys – Poster ©2014 Warner Bros

Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online