Jon Favreau has emerged as the lead candidate to direct the planned movie version of the
Favreau may seem like a strange choice for the job judging from his recent directorial efforts
"Jersey Boys" is reportedly being adapted for the screen by John Logan, the Tony-winning playwright ("Red") and Oscar-nominated screenwriter (
The Broadway musical tells the story of the rise of the group the Four Seasons, with their history told from the perspective of each of its principal members. The show uses popular songs from group, including "Big Girls Don't Cry" and "Walk Like a Man."
The show debuted in 2004 at the La Jolla Playhouse before eventually transferring to Broadway, opening in 2006 at the
"Jersey Boys" ran in Los Angeles at the Ahmanson Theatre in 2007.