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Oscars: “Hugo” scribe John Logan tapped to adapt “Jersey Boys”


By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: “Hugo” screenwriter John Logan is having a tremendous run. In addition to penning Martin Scorsese’s ode to the creative process, Logan also scripted Ralph Fiennes’ “Coriolanus” and the animated hit “Rango” for Gore Verbinski. Now he’s lining up his next gig, and it’s a doozy.

Logan will adapt the smash Broadway hit “Jersey Boys” into a major motion picture, THR reports. The Ton-winning musical, which has earned more than $1 billion during its theatrical run, will be produced by GK Films, with Columbia Pictures expected to handle worldwide distribution.

For those who don’t know, “Jersey Boys” charts the rise of the Four Seasons, whose hit songs include “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Walk Like a Man.”

Musicals are still big, with Adam Shankman ready to bring “Rock of Ages” to theaters this summer and Tom Hooper (of “The King’s Speech”) prepping “Les Miserables” for December.

A “Jersey Boys” adaptation seemed inevitable, and Logan’s a great hire. Now they’ll need to find the right director and cast. Maybe Logan can lure Scorsese, who is a music aficionado, into the fold?

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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2 Comments

  • January 12, 2012 | Permalink |

    The Four Tops? Really? Wow! Do some research before you write an article like this. The Four Seasons are the basis for Jersey Boys. In casual conversation it’s an easy slip-up to make in speaking, but in a written article you have the opportunity to proof read before publishing. What a joke!

    Of course, you’ll probably delete this comment, fix the article, and pretend you never made a mistake.

  • January 12, 2012 | Permalink |

    Actually, I don’t mind honoring my brain farts. Proves I’m human. Thanks for the correction, Marcus.

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