New York DAILY NEWS
Ousted ‘Spider-Man’ director Julie Taymor reaches deal in suit with musical’s producers
Taymor and the men behind “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” have reached an “agreement in principle”
By Robert Gearty / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Ousted Spidey director Julie Taymor has reached a tentative deal in her legal battle with the producers of the Broadway musical.
Taymor and the men behind “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” have reached an “agreement in principle,” the judge presiding over the bitter court fight said Thursday.
Manhattan Federal Court Judge Katherine Forrest’s order gives the two sides 60 days to reach a final agreement. If they don’t, the case could be revived.
Dale Cendali, a lawyer for producers Michael Cohl and Jeremiah Harris confirmed the deal but declined further comment.
Taymor’s attorney Charles Spada did not return a call for comment.
Taymor was booted from the musical in March 2011 after a series of accidents and cost overruns pushed the production to more than $100 million.
Critics also savaged the show, which included music by Bono and The Edge of U2.
Last November Taymor filed a $1 million lawsuit claiming Cohl and Harris cheated her out of royalties and stole portions of her work.
In January, the producers counter sued, portraying Taymor as a money-grubbing diva whose “hallucinogenic” vision of the show near nearly sabotaged it.
She was replaced by Philip McKinley and the revamped show became a bona-fide hit under his direction, bringing in more than $1 million a week.