Easy A Star Emma Stone Lands Spider-Man Lead as Gwen Stacy

by Anne Thompson
October 5, 2010 10:40 AM
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If you don't know who Emma Stone is, get thee to a showing of Will Gluck's witty high school comedy Easy A (trailer below), one of those easy-to-digest teen flicks that's delectably smart and high concept enough to play across a wide demo. (That's hard to pull off.) The ingredient that makes it magic is Emma Stone, who popped opposite Jesse Eisenberg in Zombieland and now has landed the plum role as Gwen Stacy opposite Andrew Garfield as the new Peter Parker in Sony/Marvel's reboot of Spider-Man.

Director Marc Webb stated:

“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.”

Spider-Man, written by James Vanderbilt and produced by Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin, starts production in December for national 3-D release on July 3, 2012.

Stone is coming up in Warner Bros.’ Crazy, Stupid, Love opposite Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling and in The Help, the adaptation of the Kathryn Stockett bestseller.

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  • Brian | October 6, 2010 3:25 AMReply

    She definitely has a distinct Mary Jane Watson vibe in that photo. Certainly moreso than Kirsten Dunst. (However, she would've been 13 when the first Spiderman movie was shot. Oh, well...)

  • mary | October 5, 2010 11:20 AMReply

    Didn't Sony offer Emma Stone the role of Mary Jane (as what deadline.com reported)?

    I'm little surprised by this news.

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