Tony Winner Cumming To Star In New Film 'Escape To Donegal'

Tony Winner Cumming To Star In New Film 'Escape To Donegal'

Tony Award Winner Alan Cumming has been cast as the villian in 'Escape To Donegal'. The film is written by Chris Minori and will be directed by Jonathan Blitstein.

According to comingsoon.net, the sci-fi psychological thriller is reportedly a stylized film set in a dystopian future. Cumming will play a villian named "Stuart", but no other information is available at this time. Filming will take place in Brooklyn this fall.

The New York Post's Michael Riedel recently reported in his column that Alan Cumming is being sought for the role of the villianous 'Green Goblin' in the upcoming SPIDER-MAN musical by Julie Taymor, the tuners director.

Cumming has worked with Taymor before, having starred in Titus, her 1999 adaptation of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus. The acclaimed actor is in negotiations to play the Goblin, but there has been no official casting statements as of yet.

To read the Post article, click here.

It became official when, SPIDER-MAN, Turn Off the Dark, was announced to open on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at Broadway's Hilton Theatre, 213 West 42nd Street (preview performances will begin Saturday, January 16, 2010).

Directed by Tony Award-winner Julie Taymor with 22-time Grammy® Award-winning Bono and The Edge creating new music and lyrics, SPIDER-MAN will be written by Julie Taymor and Glen Berger.

Alan Cumming trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. He made his West End debut in Manfred Karge's Conquest of the South Pole at the Royal Court for which he received a Most Promising Newcomer Olivier award nomination. He gained further Olivier award nominations for La Bete and Cabaret and won for Accidental Death of An Anarchist at the Royal National Theatre, where he also played Romeo in Romeo and Juliet and directed Michel Tremblay's Bonjour la, Bonjour at the RNT studio. He played Hamlet on tour and at the Donmar Warehouse to great acclaim, winning the TMA award and a Shakespeare Globe nomination.

In 1998 he made his sensational Broadway debut in Cabaret and won the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics' Circle, Theatre World, NY Press, FANY and New York Public Advocate's awards. He has since appeared on Broadway in Design For Living and The Threepenny Opera. Off-Broadway he appeared in Jean Genet's Elle (which he also adapted) and The Seagull. He returned to the British Stage in 2006 to play Max in Martin Sherman's Bent and for the National Theatre of Scotland he played Dionysus in The Bacchae, which was seen last summer in NYC as part of the Lincoln Center Festival.

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