Straight from the big man (in town) himself, Frankie Valli has put the kibosh on any rumors that he’ll be making a cameo in the upcoming Jersey Boys movie.
Chatting with radio station K-EARTH 101, Valli was asked whether he or the rest of the surviving Four Seasons would be appearing in the forthcoming adaption of the long-running Broadway musical, which tells the story of the band’s meteoric rise to music stardom.
“No,” was the simple answer from Valli, though he did acknowledge that he’d visited the set and had met with director Clint Eastwood.
“I was a big fan [of Eastwood] for many, many years, and getting to meet him was really terrific,” said Valli, acknowledging that Eastwood’s background in jazz music made him a “very exciting” choice to direct.
Here’s the scoop on the Jersey Boys movie: Tony winner John Lloyd Young is reprising his role as Valli, opposite Erich Bergen as Bob Gaudio, Michael Lomenda as Nick Massi and Boardwalk Empire’s Vincent Piazza as Tommy DeVito. Also along for the ride are Tony winner John Logan, who wrote the screenplay, and the one and only Christopher Walken as mobster Gyp DeCarlo.
Listen to Valli’s full interview!