Meet the new ‘Spider-Man’: British heartthrob Andrew Garfield

July 02, 2010 | 1:12 a.m.

John Horn has big news at our sister blog, 24 Frames: There’s a new friendly neighborhood Spider-Man ready to swing forward in the Sony reboot scheduled for 2012…

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Sony Pictures has found its new Peter Parker: British heartthrob Andrew Garfield.

 
The studio announced Thursday afternoon that it had cast the 26-year-old star of the upcoming “Never Let Me Go” and “The Social Network” in one of the most closely scrutinized casting decisions in recent Hollywood history.
 
Garfield also starred in Lions for Lambs,”The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” and the acclaimed British miniseries “Red Riding.”

The fourth film in the series is planned to be a “Spider-Man” origin story that Sony earlier in the year said would focus on “a teenager grappling with both contemporary human problems and amazing super-human crises.”

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– John Horn

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PHOTO: Andrew Garfield at a Sony event in Cancun (Gerardo Garcia/Reuters)


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