Neil Blumenfield, Brooklyn, N.Y.
A film of the Broadway hit, tracing the origins of the ’60s pop group Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, was to begin production in New York this month with Jon Favreau (Iron Man) in the director’s chair. But in November, Warner Bros. put the project in turnaround — meaning another studio can buy the rights — so the curtain is not rising on it just yet. (If Les Misérables does well at the Oscars next month, movie folks might jump on the musical bandwagon.) Fans of Favreau, a native of Queens, N.Y., and a producer on NBC’s Revolution, can catch him in three movies this year: Iron Man 3, the comedy Identity Thief and the Martin Scorsese drama The Wolf of Wall Street.
Contributing: Nancy Mills, Brian Truitt