Exclusive: Watch Reeve Carney talk U2’s Bono, The Edge and ‘Spider-Man’

09.13.11 8 years ago

In this look behind the scenes of the “Rise Above” music video — in which Bono, the Edge and Broadway star Reeve Carney come together — there’s a lot of hot topic.

U2 has been in the headlines over the last few days not only for their documentary “From the Sky Down,” but for the frontman’s announcement that a star-studded take on the band’s 1991 album “Achtung Baby” is on the way. That set is getting a full boxed collection makeover this fall.

Then, Reeve Carney was formally announced as the lead in the as-yet-untitled Jeff Buckley biopic, which has the backing of Buckley’s family and estate.

And, after overcoming months of mixed press and technical troubles, Broadway musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” is in full, erm, swing, and perhaps facing an uptick as the premiere date for the next cinematic take on Spidey’s story, “The Amazing Spider-Man.” The Andrew Garfield-starring version arrives in July 2012.

Check out the clip: Carney’s featured speaking on how he got picked up for the role in “Turn Off the Dark,” his standing over Manhattan’s skyline in the musical’s single “Rise Above” and working with the music born from Bono and guitarist The Edge’s collaboration on the project.

While you’re at it, check out the music video in whole here, and read up on “rising” star Carney.

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