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Tuesday, July 30

Ryan Molloy to Play Lead in Jersey Boys Movie?

According to the Daily Mail,  Ryan Molloy who is playing Frankie Valli in the London production of the musical Jersey Boys, could be cast in the lead role of the movie being directed by Clint Eastwood.

Ryan is the longest serving Frankie in the world and was hand picked by the original Frankie Valli  for the West End show with him saying he is the best Frankie he has seen.

The producers of the film saw him perform and were so impressed they requested acting footage and invited him to meet them at the Dorchester.

Christopher Walken has been cast as Angelo "Gyp" DeCarlo -  the mobster who takes Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons under his wing. With John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen and Michael Lomenda (all of whom have appeared in stage productions of the show) in talks for the movie with Boardwalk Empire star Vincent Piazza expected to play Valli's foil, Tommy DeVito

Jersey Boys is set to begin filming in London in September.

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