File this one under news I did not expect to read: "The Amazing Spider-Man" star Andrew Garfield is heading to Broadway next year in an all-star production of the acclaimed Arthur Miller play "Death of a Salesman."
According to Deadline, Oscar winner Mike Nichols will direct an impressive cast of thespians in a revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Philip Seymour Hoffman will play the beleaguered traveling salesman Willy Loman, Linda Edmond will play his wife, Linda, and Garfield will make his Broadway debut in the role of Loman's underachieving, conflicted son Bif. The production is expected to open in New York City next March at the Barrymore Theatre.
It's not so much surprising that Garfield is taking his talents to the Great White Way, only that he is choosing to do so now, as his movie career continues to heat up. Not only that, but the production will run in the normally promotional-heavy spring months leading up to the release of his expected blockbuster, "The Amazing Spider-Man." And then of course there are plenty of puns and jokes to be made of the fact that two Spideys will be on Broadway — Garfield and Reeve Carney in the problem-plagued production "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark."
If this is true, I wonder how he's going to do that and press for Spider-Man at the same time! I could sorta see him as Biff. He plays those kinda characters well.