A couple more boys are headed to Jersey! Mike Doyle and Johnny Cannizzaro will join previously announced stars Erich Bergen (as Bob Gaudio) and Christopher Walken (as Gyp Carlo) in director Clint Eastwood's upcoming film adaptation of the Tony-winning Broadway musical Jersey Boys, according to Deadline.com.
Cannizzaro will play Nick DeVito, the twin brother of Tommy DeVito and a founding member of The Variety Trio, the group that began singing together before hooking up with Frankie Valli and, eventually, becoming the Four Seasons. Doyle will play Bob Crewe, the music producer who helps mold Valli and his bandmates into the Four Seasons. The actors who will give onscreen life to Frankie Valli, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi has not yet been announced, though original star John Lloyd Young is rumored to reprise his Tony-winning role as Valli.
Cannizzaro's film and TV credits include Spin, Dark Prophet, Top of the Rock, The Muppets, General Hospital and It's Supernatural. Doyle's film and TV credits include The Mentalist, Shameless, 666 Park Avenue, The Good Wife, Green Lantern, Rabbit Hole and P.S. I Love You.
Jersey Boys tells the story of how the Four Seasons became one of the top-singing groups of the 1960s before they even turned 30. Like the show, the film will incorporate hits such as “Sherry,” “Oh What a Night,” Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” The musical opened in 2005 and is currently running at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre.