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The Jersey Boys do New York

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 01:59

June 10 - Director Clint Eastwood joins the cast of his new film for a special screening in New York. Alicia Powell reports.

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The Jersey Boys hit New York. The cast of the new film gathered at clothing store Angelo Galasso for a special screening. The movie, based on the hit Broadway play of the same name, was directed by Clint Eastwood. SOUNDBITE: Clint Eastwood, director, saying (English): "I guess people thought it was a hit for the wrong reasons or something. But the audiences were falling in love with these actors in a play and for years, nine years. And nobody was going to make it. And I said, 'well, I'm dumb enough to make it.'" "Jersey Boys" follows the rise of the famous 60's pop group "The Four Seasons," which made its name with such signatures tunes as "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry" and "Walk Like a Man." All songs that have special meaning for co-star Christopher Walken. SOUNDBITE: Christopher Walken, actor, saying (English): "I've known the music since I was a little kid. And in fact, you know, 'You're too Good to Be True?' If you think back that's a very big song in 'The Deer Hunter.' In the scenes where we play pool, it's in the background. So for me it was a little bit of a memory lane." Actor John Lloyd Young reprised his Tony-winning role for the film and talked about the difference in acting for the big screen. SOUNDBITE: John Lloyd Young, actor, saying (English): "When we got to the set I was so happy to be able to let these things I understood about my own character out a little more. And also invite the audience in to my psychology more completely than you can on stage because the camera gets this. And on stage you've got a whole balcony of people who can't see your eyes. So they can't see into your soul the same way I can see into yours right now and I like what you're thinking." "Jersey Boys" opens in U.S. theaters on June 20th.

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The Jersey Boys do New York

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 01:59