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'The Jersey Boys' Take on Hollywood

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Clint Eastwood sounds like a puzzling choice to direct the big screen adaptation of the Tony Award-winning jukebox musical, Jersey Boys. That is, until you consider his love of music. He's directed a biopic about jazz great Charlie Parker and a country music drama called Honkytonk Man. He also has a little-known singing career.  
Jersey Boys tells the story of the rise and fall of the influential 1960s rock 'n roll group, The Four Seasons, whose insanely catchy hits like "Sherry," 'Big Girls Don't Cry," and "Walk Like a Man" topped charts and sold millions. In the late '60s, the group's frontman, Frankie Valli, the man with the power falsetto, released his 1967 solo single "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" — you know, the one Lauryn Hill remade back in 1998.

Zimbio sat down with John Lloyd Young (who plays Frankie Valli), Erich Bergen, and Michael Lomenda in San Francisco to talk about the legacy of The Four Seasons, Christopher Walken's surprising dance sequence during the end credits, and why it's so hard to keep "Sherry" from getting stuck in your head. 

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