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Monday 26 January 2015

Eastwood to direct Jersey Boys?

Clint Eastwood is being linked to the Jersey Boys film
Clint Eastwood is being linked to the Jersey Boys film

Clint Eastwood could be headed to the director's chair for the Jersey Boys film, according to reports.

The Oscar-winning filmmaker is said to be "in talks" to take the reins of the big-screen adaptation of the hit musical, said The Hollywood Reporter.

Clint - who has directed 32 films including Million Dollar Baby, Invictus and Mystic River - has apparently set his sights on the musical movie after the casting delays surrounding A Star Is Born, which Beyonce was due to star in.

The 82-year-old is now expected to begin work on Jersey Boys first.

Iron Man director Jon Favreau had previously been linked to the director's job on the Tony-winning musical, which chronicles the rise of Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons, and their split.

Clint, who last directed J Edgar starring Leonardo DiCaprio, has won Oscars for his directing, for Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby.

The Jersey Boys film - which would feature songs such as Big Girls Don't Cry, Beggin' and December 1963 (Oh, What A Night) - would be the latest musical to hit the big screen, following the successes of Les Miserables, Rock Of Ages, Mamma Mia! and Chicago.

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