Scribe hired to adapt hugely popular musical.
‘Hugo’ screenwriter John Logan has been hired to pen a film adaptation of hit Broadway musical ‘Jersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons,’ reports THR.
The multiple Tony Award-winning musical follows the rise of the famous pop group The Four Seasons, which made its name with such signature tunes as ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry,’ ‘Walk Like a Man,’ ‘Oh What a Night’ and ‘Sherry.’
Since opening on Broadway in 2005, the production has grossed more than $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales. Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice created the show, with music by Four Seasons keyboardist Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe.
Graham King’s GK Films will produce, along with Gaudio and Vailli serving as executive producers. In a statement King said, “Frankie, Bob, Marshall, Rick, Amy, Tim and I are very excited about making this award-winning musical. As a group, we collectively decided to go to John to adapt this incredible story.”