Jon Favreau to direct big screen adaptation of 'The Jersey Boys'

By Sarah Burbank-Douglas,

Iron Man actor/director Jon Favreau has stepped forward as the frontrunner to direct the big screen adaption of The Jersey Boys.

Favreau, known for his role as Happy Hogan in Iron Man, will direct the musical which focuses on the life of Frankie Vallie and The Four seasons in his return to directing following a series of acting roles, Variety reports.

Favreau has tried his hand in the director's chair before, with Elf, Cowboys and Aliens as well as Iron Man and Iron Man 2 already on his resume.

Originally, The Jersey Boys has performed on stage, opening in November 2005 and is the winner of the 2006 Best Musical Tony Award, Broadway World reports. The Broadway musical is written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Guido and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

The show focused on the coming together of the group from the wrong side of the tracks. Ultimately The Four Seasons become one of the most loveable and known groups of all time. According to reports the release date for The Jersey Boys is slated to hit theaters at the end of 2013.

Favreau is currently filming Iron Man 3 with Robert Downey Jr. as well as Identity Theft with Jason Bateman.



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