Is Julie Taymor's 2007 Beatles movie musical Across the Universe eyeing a Broadway bow?
According to Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor herself, her cult 2007 movie musical Across the Universe, which features the hits of The Beatles, may finally be ready for a stage adaptation "hopefully in the next two years". Taymor also hinted that the stage musical may well premiere in Europe (or even the Far East) before making its way to the Great White Way. The movie musical is set in the 1960s and follows Jude, a young, British worker, who makes a journey to the United States to find his father. Along the way, he finds the love of his life in Lucy instead, but as the romance flourishes, America finds itself in the midst of the Vietnam War. Across the Universe was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for "Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical" in 2008.