Julie Taymor, director of Across the Universe, must have liked what she heard from leads Jim Sturgess and Evan Rachel Wood so much that she’d like to cast them again to sing Bono and Edge’s songbook for the still-in-development Spiderman Broadway musical. (Presumably, Bono must have liked what he heard too.)
Maybe you caught that in The Daily Mail last November, when Taymor said she’d have to “go through a web” to get Sturgess and Wood for the musical. Actually, she at least got them to read for the parts last July during casting calls, as many places have already reported.
Just last month Taymor told Marc Malkin, of Planet Gossip for E! Online: “We had a workshop reading with Jim as Peter and Evan as Mary Jane. 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.”
Would Sturgess and Wood let a little thing like “timing” get in the way?
(Most speculations — okay, rumors — are saying the musical won’t open until late 2008 at the earliest. Maybe during the holiday season?)
Would you like to hear them singing Bono and Edge? And if they can’t work it out, then who should be choices #2?