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Taymor’s ‘Spider-Man’ Slings Closer

Taymor's 'Spider-Man' Slings Closer

Julie Taymor’s film Across the Universe may have received mixed reviews this autumn, but the Golden Globe-nominated musical could see a reunion in its near future. That’s because Taymor is reportedly pushing ahead with her proposed Broadway musical story of comic-book superhero Spider-Man. The songbook is by U2’s Bono and The Edge, the former featured in Across the Universe. And, according to Taymor, she’s workshopping the show with Across the Universe stars Jim Sturgess and Evan Rachel Wood.

Okay, while this may sound like a bizarre idea, I say let’s keep our minds open. On paper, Taymor’s Broadway adaptation of The Lion King seemed like a potential disaster. And it wasn’t, it was amazing. So, who knows. Here’s some of what Taymor had to say for E!’s Planet Gossip:

Taymor is currently working on a staged musical of the Marvel Comics web-spinning superhero that will feature music by U2’s Bono and The Edge. “We had a workshop reading with Jim as Peter and Evan as Mary Jane,” Taymor told me yesterday, just hours after Across the Universe picked up a Golden Globe nomination for Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy. “I would love for them to do it. But I don’t know. It’s all about timing. Jim is new to the movie thing, and he has, like, four movies coming out.

Thanks to DListed, for the tip.

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