Reeve Carney Lands Role on Showtime's PENNY DREADFUL
Reeve Carney is swinging out of SPIDER-MAN and straight to Showtime.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the original 'Peter Parker' in Broadway's SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK has landed a series regular role in the John Logan-Sam Mendes drama PENNY DREAFUL. Carney will Exit SPIDER-MAN on Sept. 15 in order to begin filming later this fall.
PENNY DREADFUL is a frightening psychological thriller created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Logan's Desert Wolf Productions, along with Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Call The Midwife), both of Neal Street. Of the eight episodes, the first two will be directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, who helmed The Orphanage and the acclaimed film The Impossible starring Naomi Watts in her Oscar-nominated performance.
Carney will take on the role of "DorIan Grey in a reprisal of Oscar Wilde's supernaturally attractive and decadent young hero. Penny's Dorian is further described as confident, mesmerizing yet somewhat isolated."
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Outside his Broadway career, Carney has starred as the young prince Ferdinand in Julie Taymor's film adaptation of The Tempest and also starred in the film version of the acclaimed novel Snow Falling on Cedars. As the front man of up-and-coming rock band Carney, Carney is accompanied by his brother Zane (guitar), Aiden Moore (bass) and Jon Epcar (drums). Carney's debut album, Mr. Green Vol. 1, is out now on DAS Label/Interscope.
PENNY DREADFUL is currently slated to premiere on Showtime in 2014.
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