Emma Stone To Play Female Lead in 'Spider-Man'
OCT 6, 2010 - More on Emma Stone in another announcement from Sony Pictures:
Emma Stone (pic) has been cast as the female lead in the upcoming Spider-Man reboot by Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios. This was announced today by Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Matt Tolmach, president of Columbia Pictures.
Stone has been tapped for the role of Gwen Stacy (and not Mary Jane Watson) opposite Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker. The film, to be directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and produced by Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin, will begin production in December and will be released in theatres nationwide in 3D on July 3, 2012.
Commenting on the announcement, Tolmach said: “It’s been an incredible journey for us to watch Emma’s star rise as an actress. She is extraordinarily talented and has a very special on-screen spark that is perfect for this role. Given her history with the studio, casting her in one of our most important franchises is a real thrill.”
Webb added: “The chemistry between Andrew and Emma was stunning and made Emma the clear choice. At the heart of the story of Peter Parker is not only the amazing Spider-Man, but also an ordinary teenager who is wondering what he has to do to get the girl. Andrew and Emma will bring everything audiences expect to these roles, but also make them their own. Much to my surprise, it was fun to find out that our choice for Gwen (Emma) is also a natural blonde.”
Stone, who was born on Nov 6, 1988, made her feature film debut in the comedy Superbad (2007). She was previously a cast member of the TV series Drive. She appeared in The House Bunny (2008) and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009). She then starred in Zombieland and the indie comedy Paper Man in 2009. In 2010, she voiced the character Mazie in Marmaduke, and starred in the comedy Easy A.
Spider-Man (3D) is tentatively set for release in Malaysia on 5 July 2012.