Spider-Man Musical Likely with Taymor as Director

News   Spider-Man Musical Likely with Taymor as Director A musical version of the famed comic strip and now hit film series is in the works.
Julie Taymor
Julie Taymor

Variety reports that Tony Adams, co-producer of the stage musical Victor/Victoria, and Marvel Comics are planning to bring the comic book tale to the stage. The industry paper says that Neil Jordan — of "The Crying Game" fame — would pen the book with a score by U2's Bono and the Edge. Julie Taymor, who received a Tony Award for her direction of the international hit The Lion King, looks likely to direct. No casting or dates have been announced for the project.

Julie Taymor received the 1998 Tony Award for Best Director of a Musical for her work on The Lion King; Taymor was the first woman in Tony Award history to receive the prize. She also nabbed the Tony for Best Costume Designer for her Lion King designs. Her other Broadway credits include Juan Darien and The Green Bird. Taymor made her film directorial debut with "Titus" in 1999; she also directed the acclaimed "Frida," based on the life of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo.

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