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Meet Spider-Man's new girlfriend

Last updated on: October 6, 2010 15:23 IST

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Move over MJ, there's a new girl in Peter Parker's life and she goes by the name of Gwen Stacy.

Emma Stone has been cast as the female lead in the upcoming Spider-Man film from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios.

Stone has been tapped for the role of Gwen Stacy opposite Andrew Garfield's Peter Parker.

The film, to be directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt, will begin production in December and will be released in India in 3D on July 3, 2012.


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The casting continues an association between Sony Pictures Entertainment and the actress, who previously starred in Superbad, The House Bunny, and Zombieland, all for Columbia Pictures.

For Superbad, the 21-year-old -- who is known as a redhead -- turned brunette. Her actual hair colour though is blonde!

Stone's recent credits also include Paperman, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past and The Rocker.


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According to Matt Tolmach, president of Columbia Pictures, Emma was chosen as 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."

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Even the director couldn't stop raving about the actress, who is best friends with country singer Taylor Swift.

"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," Webb said.


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Emma is currently starring in Screen Gems' hit comedy Easy A.

Next year, she will star in Warner Bros' Crazy, Stupid, Love opposite Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling and in The Help, the adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's bestselling novel.

She also has a cameo role in Screen Gems' Friends with Benefits and will voice a role in DreamWorks Animation's comedy The Croods.


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