Variety is reporting that Jon Favreau is the frontrunner to direct Jersey Boys, an adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys, based on the life and songs of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
Favreau is currently working on Iron Man 3 as producer, and he will also reprise his small role of Happy Hogan in the film as well.
Jersey Boys opened on Broadway in 2005, and won four Tony Awards including Best Musical at the 2006 ceremony. It has also had a US tour, along with productions at London’s West End, Las Vegas, Chicago, Toronto, Melbourne, Sydney and Philadelphia. With music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe, the hits include “Sherry”, “Walk Like a Man”, “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, ”December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)” and Valli’s solo “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”.
The original Broadway production was written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Four Seasons keyboardist Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe.
The Reel Bits has seen the musical three times.