Will Sturgess And Wood Sing Spider-Man Style?

The Broadway stage may be in the futures of Jim Sturgess and Evan Rachel Wood. According to Bernie Telsey, the casting director for Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark, even though his team is conducting open casting calls, the Across the Universe duo still has potential to take the leading roles.

During the first cast calling at New York City’s Knitting Factory, Telsey told me that both Sturgess and Wood have done readings for the parts of Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson. While both actors have superb singing abilities and are very desirable for the leads, there is still the possibility that individuals from the casting calls may be selected. It’s obvious that casting talent as big as Sturgess and Wood would be the smartest move when considering ticket sales. After their performances in Across the Universe, their ability to perform well in a musical is a guarantee. It seems as though Telsey recognizes this. Perhaps an agreement cannot be reached to get Sturgess and Wood aboard because Telsey explains that what this comes down to is the fact that the leads have no officially been cast, so his company Telsey & Company, must explore other options.

Perri Nemiroff

Staff Writer for CinemaBlend.