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Clint Eastwood walks the red carpet for Jersey Boys premiere

Friday, Jun 20, 2014 - 01:37

Clint Eastwood and ''Jersey Boys'' Broadway cast walk the red carpet for the Jersey Boys film premiere. Rollo Ross reports.

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"Jersey Boys", which tells the story of the rise of the 1960's American rock group The Four Seasons, has been a massive Broadway and West End hit. So it's no surprise that like many others before, it's been turned into a big screen musical extravaganza. What is surprising is that it's directed by hardman actor and Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood. He stepped out looking like a Jersey Boy for the movie's premiere as part of the Los Angeles film festival. SOUNDBITE director Clint Eastwood, saying (English): "When I was doing the film it was like revisiting another time zone and it was great. You'd go home every night from filming and you'd be whistling another tune each time we'd be doing another song." Unlike most musical adaptations, Clint allowed some of the original cast to reprise their roles in the movie. SOUNDBITE director Clint Eastwood, saying (English): "Because they were just great, some of them had done, John Lloyd Young had done 12 or 14 hundred performances, you can't buy that kind of experience. And Michael, Michael did 12 hundred, about 12 hundred performances, yeah, so that kind of example, that kind of experience you can't buy." And Clint's experience as a big screen actor and director was also a huge help for the actors like Erich Bergen. SOUNDBITE actor Erich Bergen, saying (English): "When you're doing a show live and there's 3,000 people in the audience and, you know, you get that immediate reaction and with film you don't, you really have to trust your instincts as an actor to know that you're getting it right and Clint put that confidence in me, to really trust what I was doing, that it was the right thing." "Jersey Boys" goes on release in the UK and North America from June 20th.

Clint Eastwood walks the red carpet for Jersey Boys premiere

Friday, Jun 20, 2014 - 01:37

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