Evan Rachel Wood recently confirmed the rumor that she had been cast in the role of Mary Jane Watson in Marvel Entertainment's Spider-Man: The Musical. Wood spoke to IESB during a junket for The Wrestler and she spoke a bit about the Web-slinger's turn on Broadway.
Wood further stated that rehearsals begin in June of 2009, which should have the show opening on Broadway in 2010. She also spoke about the possibility of her Across the Universe co-star Jim Sturgess playing Peter Parker. Wood says that they are "still trying to convince him."
As previously reported, the show is being directed by Julie Taymor, and music and lyrics are being provided by U2's Bono and The Edge.