John Logan, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter and Tony-winning author of Red, has been tapped to adapt the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys for the big screen, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Logan will re-team with the producers behind his current release Hugo to write a film version of the smash-hit musical bio of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. No director or shoot schedule for the Jersey Boys film, which will be executive produced by Valli and Bob Gaudio, has been announced.
Winner of the 2006 Best Musical Tony Award, Jersey Boys features a book by Oscar-winning screenwriter Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, who were previously announced to pen the film's script. The show, which is packed with hits including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” continues to rake in more than $1 million a week at Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre and has spawned successful tours and productions in London, Las Vegas and around the world.
In addition to Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, Logan's 2011 credits includes Ralph Fiennes' Coriolanus and the animated hit Rango. A two-time Oscar nominee for The Aviator and Gladiator, he has written the screenplays for Sweeney Todd, The Last Samurai and Any Given Sunday. His forthcoming films include Lincoln (directed by Steven Spielberg) and the James Bond film Skyfall (directed by Sam Mendes).
Logan made his Broadway debut as a playwright with Red, set in the studio of artist Mark Rothko. The drama won six 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Play. He is also author of the 1998 off-Broadway hit Never the Sinner.