Why 'Jersey Boys' Will Work on the Big Screen

by 5:54 PM PDT, April 17, 2014
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After grossing more than a billion dollars worldwide as a stage production, some fans are understandably skeptical about the choice to bring the musical to the big screen -- especially with Clint Eastwood directing -- but ET is breaking down why the decision makes sense.

While the songs of Jersey Boys are good, clean fun, there is a darker side to the story, which is where Clint Eastwood comes in. The four-time Oscar winner is a master at grit, which will come in handy with the mob plotlines.

Something fans might not know about Clint -- he's a world-class musician!

The 83-year-old veteran actor even had a music scoring stage named after him on the Warner Bros.' lot.

"Many of my films were scored here," said Clint.

Clint even got the chance to bust a tune in the 1969 film Paint Your Wagon. Watch the video to hear Clint's golden pipes.

Jersey Boys opens June 20.