THR is hearing from multiple sources that Clint Eastwood is considering taking the director’s chair for an adaptation of the hit Broadway musical ‘Jersey Boys.’
Eastwood was originally set to make the ‘A Star Is Born’ remake his next directorial effort, but the project has stalled due to casting issues, leaving the silver-screen icon with the time to tackle the 1960s-set ‘Jersey Boys.’
‘Iron Man’ helmer Jon Favreau was previously slatted to direct the John Logan-penned adaptation but exited the project when it was put into turnaround by Warner Bros late last year.
‘Jersey Boys’ – with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice – chronicles the rise of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons and the group’s eventual breakup.
Vailli and Gaudio are on board to executive produce with Graham King’s GK Films producing.