The second Jeff Buckley biopic just found its leading man. (The first is Greetings From Tim Buckley, which has Penn Badgley and Imogen Poots starring, and will chronicle the late singer’s early days, before he rose to minor fame.) This second one is currently untitled, and comes from Jake Scott (Welcome to the Rileys). It now has Reeve Carney, who played Peter Parker and Spider-Man in the Broadway show Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, set to play Jeff Buckley. Read More »

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Movie Trailer: Julie Taymor’s ‘The Tempest’

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Holy AfterEffects! Word out of festivals in the past month wasn’t terribly positive with respect to Julie Taymor’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest. And now that the first trailer is here it is easy to make a guess or to as to why. The cast is phenomenal: Helen Mirren leads as Prospera, with Russell Brand, Alfred Molina, Djimon Hounsou, David Strathairn, Chris Cooper, Alan Cumming, Ben Whishaw, Reeve Carney, Felicity Jones and Tom Conti. But the footage looks…well, see for yourself. Read More »

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OK, it’s not film news, but this is definitely entertainment. Julie Taymor and her producers have been working for over a year to mount a Spider-Man musical on Broadway. Subtitled Turn Off the Dark, the show features music by Bono and The Edge of U2, and stars Reeve Carney (Peter Parker), Jennifer Damiano (Mary Jane Watson) and Patrick Page (Norman Osborn/Green Goblin).

Reeve Carney and his band showed up on Good Morning America today to talk up the show and perform the first song from the playbook. And Julie Taymor showed off a couple costume designs. They’re…interesting, to say the least. Taymor also promises that the show will feature Carnage and The Sinister Six. In all-singing, all-dancing versions, of course. Read More »

Spidey Gearing Up to Fight… Swiss Miss?

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The NY Post‘s Michael Riedel was a naughty wee boy and went sneaking into the sales launch of Julie Taymor‘s new Broadway production Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, wherein no press were officially permitted. A slap on the wrist and a kiss on the cheek.

Riedel’s report contains not only a glimpse at official artwork (see above) and some details of the special effects and set designs but also a list of the baddies due to appear – one of whom is a newbie, freshly created for the show.

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