Alan Cumming to Play the Green Goblin?

Julie Taymor’s big broadway production “Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark” just got a little more interesting. According to the New York Post, Alan Cumming is in talks to play the Green Goblin! Cumming, of course, played Nightcrawler in another Marvel production, X2: X-Men United:

JULIE Taymor has cast forth her $40 million “Spider- Man” net and hauled in — Alan Cumming.

The actor, who won a Tony in 1999 for his memorable turn as the emcee in “Cabaret,” is in negotiations to play the Green Goblin in Taymor’s new musical, or “circus rock ‘n’ roll drama,” as she calls it.

Whatever it is, it’s thought to be the most expensive thing in Broadway history.

Cumming was spotted last week at a production meeting, checking out Eiko Ishioka’s imaginative costume designs.

“Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark” opens on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at Broadway’s Hilton Theatre, 213 West 42nd Street. Preview performances begin Saturday, January 16, 2010. U2’s Bono and The Edge are creating new music and lyrics for the show.

Source: New York Post