EmptyA SONG FOR SPIDEY
The long-in-the-works Spider-Man musical has an opening date. "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," directed by Julie Taymor with music and lyrics by Bono and the Edge, will open Feb. 18 on Broadway. Preview performances begin Jan. 16. While no castings have been made, Taymor has conducted table readings with the stars of her 2007 film "Across the Universe," Jim Sturgess and Evan Rachel Wood, and Wood has publicly said the role of Mary-Jane Watson is hers.
'BRONSON' BREAKS OUT
Magnet Releasing has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Nicolas Winding Refn's "Bronson," a fictional take on real-life British prisoner Michael Peterson.
U.K. indie distributor Metrodome is brushing up on its French, snapping up U.K. and Irish rights to the Diane Kruger starrer "Anything for Her" and "Leaving," starring Kristin Scott Thomas, in separate deals. Metrodome plans to release "Anything" in June and "Leaving" later in the year.
FAUSTINO TO 'BOLLYWOOD'
David Faustino has taken the lead in the comedy "The Bollywood Boys," written and directed by James L. Bills. He will star with Corin Nemec in the story of a couple of struggling filmmakers who try to make a Hollywood-Bollywood musical.