ACROSS THE UNIVERSE stars EVAN RACHEL WOOD and JIM STURGESS are the
front-runners to play the leads in director JULIE TAYMOR and rocker BONO’s
upcoming SPIDER-MAN stage musical.
Taymor has revealed she staged “a workshop reading” with her stars after
wrapping acclaimed Beatles musical movie Across The Universe and now she has
her heart set on turning the screen pair into a stage duo.
She wants Sturgess to play the comic book webslinger and Wood his girlfriend
Mary Jane Watson.
Taymor tells PlanetGossip.Eonline.com, “I would love for them to do it… but
it’s all about timing. Jim is new to the movie thing, and he has, like, four
movies coming out.”
And, if a project doesn’t work out, Taymor wants to reunite the couple in an
Across The Universe sequel – with more Fab Four music.
She adds, “I only used, like, 33 songs. I think there’s about 200, so there’s
so much more I can do and work with.”
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