Jon Favreau Hopes to Direct Jersey Boys

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 23: Director/executive producer Jon Favreau attends the Premiere of Universal Pictures "Cowboys & Aliens" during Comic-Con 2011 at San Diego Civic Theatre on July 23, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) Photo: Frazer Harrison/2011 Getty Images

Variety reports that Iron Man mastermind Jon Favreau tops the short list of helmers jockeying to direct Jersey Boys, the movie adaptation of the hit jukebox musical about Frankie Vallie and the Four Seasons. Which reminds us: Whatever happened to that big-screen transfer of Wicked that all those directors were lining up to make? (We imagine that Brett Ratner has been wondering, too.)