Oh, what a cast! The ensemble for Clint Eastwood's Jersey Boys movie is filling out. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Erica Piccininni, who starred in the original Broadway production of the Tony Award-winning musical, will reprise her role as Lorraine, a reporter who has an affair with Frankie Valli, in the film adaptation. Also, according to TheWrap.com, Kathrine Narducci, who played Charmaine Bucco in HBO's The Sopranos, will play Valli's mother, Mary Rinaldi.
Piccininni and Narducci join previously announced cast members Erich Bergen (as Bob Gaudio) and Christopher Walken (as Gyp DeCarlo), Joey Russo (as Joe Pesci), Jeremy Luke (as Donnie), Mike Doyle (as Bob Crewe) and Johnny Cannizzaro (as Nick DeVito). Original star John Lloyd Young is rumored to reprise his Tony-winning role as Frankie Valli. The Hollywood Reporter also noted that the Jersey Boys movie began production last week.
Piccininni has appeared on several TV series, including The Good Wife, CSI: NY, NCIS and The Closer. In addition to The Sopranos, Narducci's film and TV credits include A Bronx Tale, Miracle on 34th Street, Law & Order, Third Watch, NYPD Blue, Without a Trace, Cold Case, In Plain Sight, Workaholics and Hung.
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.