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Jon Favreau Tweets He’s Directing ‘Jersey Boys’

Jon Favreau says there's an open casting call for the big-screen adaptation of the hit jukebox musical

Jon Favreau announced on Twitter that he is directing the big-screen adaptation of the Broadway hit musical "Jersey Boys."

Getty ImagesHe also revealed that aspiring singers and dancers have a chance to break into the big time by landing key roles in the film version of the jukebox musical.

"Yes, I'm directing Jersey Boys, and there's an open call for the lead roles," Favreau tweeted, confirming rumors about his connection to the film.

The producers are looking for four singers and actors to portray the members of the 1950s rock group, The Four Seasons. Open calls are slated for Saturday, Aug. 18, in Philadelphia and Saturday, Aug. 25, in New York, according to Backstage.com.

"Jersey Boys" centers on the rise of Frankie Valli and members of the band behind such iconic hits as "Sherry" and "Walk Like a Man." It won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2006.

Directing the film is a departure for Favreau, who is best known for overseeing big-budget action films like "Iron Man" and "Cowboys & Aliens."

The film is set to hit theaters in  2014, with Graham King's GK Films producing.