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Jeremy Luke and Joey Russo join Clint Eastwood's Jersey Boys movie

Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino

Story by Jack Foley

JEREMY Luke and Joey Russo have joined the cast of Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys movie.

Based on the hit Broadway and West End musical of the same name, the film will similarly chart the rise and fall of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, the band best known for hits such as Big Girls Don’t Cry, Grease and Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Luke will play Donnie, a loan shark trying to extort money from Frankie Valli, while Russo has been cast as Joe “Joey” Pesci, who helped create the ’60s musical group.

Ironically, Luke and Russo are friends in real life and created the web series Turbo and Joey together.

They will join the recently announced Christopher Walken, who will play Jersey mobster Angelo “Gyp” DeCarlo, the man who helps the young singers navigate their careers.

Walken is the only big-name actor to have been cast as Eastwood is keen to find up-and-coming actors for the main roles.

Luke is very much an emerging name who will shortly be seen in Frank Darabont’s upcoming TNT drama Lost Angels as well as Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut, Don Jon.

Russo has appeared as a guest star in TV shows such as Parks & Recreation, Bones and How I Met Your Mother.

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