First Trailer and Poster for Clint Eastwood’s Musical Adaptation JERSEY BOYS

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Warner Bros. has released the first Jersey Boys trailer and poster for director Clint Eastwood’s adaptation of the popular stage musical.  The film tells the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, chronicling the group’s rise in the 1960s with such hits as “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Walk Like a Man” and subsequent troubles that came with their success.  I was a bit surprised to see that the pic maintains the direct address from the stage musical, with the various characters speaking into the camera to move the story along, but it could be an interesting addition to what’s essentially a rags-to-riches-to-troubles biopic of the Four Seasons.  On the stage, the story is a lot of fun and almost plays like a musical version of Goodfellas, so it certainly has strong potential.  My main hesitation is Eastwood, whose dreary aesthetic and tone don’t particularly scream “movie musical.”  But he’s an avid music fan and a musician himself, so maybe he’ll surprise us with this one.

Hit the jump to watch the Jersey Boys trailer and to check out the pic’s debut poster.  The film stars John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Vincent Piazza, Michael Lomenda, and Christopher Walken.  Jersey Boys opens in theaters on June 20th.

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Here’s the official synopsis for Jersey Boys:

Clint Eastwood’s big screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of the four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic `60s rock group The Four Seasons. Their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the hit songs that influenced a generation, and are now being embraced by a new generation of fans through the stage musical.

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  • Nathaniel Haywood

    This would be a big achievement for Eastwood – definitely different in genre and tone compared to his previous films. Million Dollar Baby, it ain’t. I like the look of it. (Are they using real Four Seasons tracks or are the actors singing?)

  • Nathaniel Haywood

    This would be a big achievement for Eastwood – definitely different in genre and tone compared to his previous films. Million Dollar Baby, it ain’t. I like the look of it. (Are they using real Four Seasons tracks or are the actors singing?)

    • Sara D

      John Lloyd Young originated the role in the Broadway production, so it’s really him! I assume the same of the others too.

    • ColinJ

      The ‘big achievement’ would be to finally have Walken get rid of that ridiculous hair-do for a movie.

  • God’s Diamond

    Now we’re gonna get an updated version of that Christopher walken dancing video updated to include jersey boys. Whoot whoot!

  • Josh Harding

    Please tell me I’m not the only one who isn’t feeling the cinematography. It’s just so….bland, and darkly muted. I’m sure Eastwood will do a great job though. I love to see him branch out!

  • James VDB

    It needs more cowbell.

  • http://mattedscreen.blogspot.com/ TheMattedScreen

    So wait, since he was the one that actually introduced the Four Seasons together – who’s playing Joe Pesci?

    • The Destoryer

      According to the Wikipedia page, an unknown named Joey Russo.

  • Person

    Love Eastwood but generally don’t like musicals. Will still probably check this out anyway.

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  • The Destroyer

    I actually like the look. It makes it look more like a 60′s gangster movie than a Broadway spectacle.

  • Frank

    the sounded more like the Bee Gees to me, haha. Definitely looks interesting, nonetheless.

  • Frank

    they*

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