Theatre director Julie Taymor has dismissed rumours Evan Rachel Wood has been signed up to star in her new Broadway show Spider-Man: TURN OFF THE DARK - after issuing a casting call for all leading roles.
The Wrestler actress has been widely tipped to portray the superhero's love interest, Mary Jane, when the musical, featuring tracks by U2 stars Bono and The Edge, hits the New York stage next year (10).
But Taymor appears to be seeking a cast of unknowns for the comic book adaptation.
The casting announcement reads, "Spider-Man is seeking principals and understudies for the roles of Peter Parker, Mary Jane and Female Lead Villain."
Auditions will be held across the U.S. from 9 April to 27 May (09) with stops in Orlando, Florida; Los Angeles; Seattle, Washington; Chicago, Illinois; Austin, Texas, and the Big Apple, reports industry paper Daily Variety.