Jon Favreau's Jersey Boys Adaptation Moves Over To Warner Bros.
Graham King and Tim Headington, founders of GK Films, have had a part in many great films from the last decade, such as Hugo, Rango, The Departed, The Town and Traffic, and now they're moving their business over to Warner Bros. The duo have signed an exclusive first-look one year deal at the studio and, what gives this story an interesting twist, is that they're bringing Jon Favreau's upcoming adaptation of the Broadway hit Jersey Boys with them.
According to Deadline, the musical was originally set up over at Sony Pictures, where King had a four-picture deal (one film that was made under that deal was The Tourist with Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie). Instead the film will be the first one that King makes under WB. Apparently Sony didn't have a big problem letting the project go because they couldn't "see eye to eye over the budget."
And what's more it seems that Warners is turning the project into a priority. While it was originally expected that Jersey Boys wouldn't be in theaters until 2014, Deadline says that now the plan is to have it be ready for Christmas 2013. There was an open casting call for the project back in August, so we know that the movie hasn't been standing still.
Jersey Boys is a jukebox musical that tells the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, who produced great hits like "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Sherry" and "Walk Like a Man." Stay tuned here on Cinema Blend for more as this project develops.
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