'Spider-Man 4' Snags Pulitzer-Winning Scribe
David Lindsay-Abaire may take a crack at 'Spidey 4'
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire is in final negotiations to flex his screenwriting muscles on Columbia's latest "Spider-Man" sequel.
The studio had previously hired "Zodiac" scribe James Vanderbilt to write "Spider-Man 4." The trade paper says that Vanderbilt's script will provide a foundation for Lindsay-Abaire.
Vanderbilt was hired before director Sam Raimi and star Tobey Maguire committed for a return engagement with the popular webslinger. Absolutely nothing is known about a possible plot for the fourth film, though Kirsten Dunst is also expected to return.
Lindsay-Abaire won his Pulitzer for "Rabbit Hole," which also won a Tony for best play. His screenplay credits are limited to January's adaptation of "Inkheart."
The "Spider-Man" franchise hasn't been shy about getting Pulitzer-winning insights in the past. Michael Chabon was one of the writers to take a crack at "Spider-Man 2," considered by many to be the franchise's high point.