Clint Eastwood Finds His Jersey Boys

It was in June when we reported that filmmaker Clint Eastwood was looking over the Jersey Boys for his own adaptation for the big screen. With that news came the tidbit that Eastwood wanted to sign four unknowns in the roles of The Four Seasons. Now we’ve learned from The Hollywood Reporter that Eastwood stuck to his guns — sort of.

While we don’t know who will play the members of The Four Seasons, we do know who will play supporting roles in the film. The director has decided to cast actors Jeremy Luke and Joey Russo in two of the roles.

The film is an adaptation from the already popular and well-recognized Broadway play, which is based on the music and lives of the rock and pop band The Four Seasons. With it is the story about the rise and fall of its lead Frankie Valli.

In their most popular days, they were considered to be the best-selling music group of all time. The Four Seasons were known predominantly for their hit singles Big Girls Don’t Cry, Grease, and Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.

Jeremy Luke, who will be seen in Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut Don Jon, comes from Staten Island, and was cast in a forthcoming TNT drama Lost Angels. Luke will play Donnie, who is a loan shark trying to extort money from Frankie Valli. Joey Russo is said to play Joe “Joey” Pesci, who was responsible for creating the group.

As it just so happens Jeremy and Joey are supposedly real life friends, and even created a web series together called Turbo and Joey.

In addition to Luke and Russo, Christopher Walken will play a supporting role as mob guy Angelo “Gyp” DeCarlo, who helps the men throughout their careers.

Are you excited to see Clint Eastwood’s version of the Jersey Boys?

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