Oh, what a night it was at Cinemacon! We’re still anxiously awaiting a trailer for the upcoming summer film adaptation of Jersey Boys, but director Clint Eastwood revealed a sneak peak of the movie to some lucky convention attendees on March 27.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the director received the first standing ovation of the convention as he spoke about the film based on the Tony-winning Broadway hit, which tells the story behind Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The footage screened included big musical numbers, and, in a nod to the stage show, the characters broke the fourth wall and spoke directly to the cameras at times.
The Jersey Boys film will hit theaters on June 20, with a cast that includes Tony winner John Lloyd Young reprising his performance as Frankie Valli, as well as Erich Bergen as Bob Gaudio, Vincent Piazza as Tommy DeVito and Michael Lamenda as Nick Massi.
The show continues its run on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre, currently starring Joseph Leo Bwarie, Broadway.com vlogger Drew Gehling, Richard H. Blake and Matt Bogart.