This week’s movie musical news: ‘Into the woods’, ‘Jersey boys’ and more

According to Collider, an original musical film might be headed our way penned by Bret McKenzie, writer of TV film Flight of the Conchords: a Texan Odyssey and the short-film Bret and Jemaine’s Announcement. The actor, singer and even composer, is planning on creating a fairy tale musical comedy alongside James Bobin (The Muppets, Muppets […]

More casting news

First, we have exciting news from the stage-to-screen adaptation of Jersey Boys. According to Deadline, actor Christopher Walken will be amongst the few Hollywood stars to participate in Clint Eastwood’s feature film. Walken will play Angelo Gyp DeCarlo, a role played on stage by Mark Lotito and Stuart Milligan.

Movie musicals and music charts

Apropos of Disney’s Teen Beach Movie’s soundtrack turning #1 in the iTunes charts today, we provide you a comparative list of the most downloaded/bought movie musical soundtracks according to three different records (iTunes, Amazon and Billboard).

Casting news

The rumor mill is blazing in the movie musical front this week.   According to Variety Jersey Boys’ director Clint Eastwood is eyeing some Broadway veterans for the movie adaptation, specifically performers who have been involved in stage versions of the musical. Actors John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda and Vincent Piazza are amongst […]