Great news from Deadline Hollywood that “Sony Pictures Entertainment will imminently offer the role of Mary Jane Watson to Emma Stone, who starred for the studio in Zombieland and Easy A.” I am a ginormous fan of Emma’s ever since seeing her in “Easy A”. Honestly, the only reason I saw the movie was because every single trade paper and industry insider was raving about her. When I saw “Easy A” I came out of there amazed by what this girl is capable of doing on screen. The Daily Beast has more about the casting and director (!) choices:
Emma Stone will be offered the coveted role of Mary Jane Watson in Sony’s reboot of the Spider-Man franchise. Andrew Garfield, who is earning raves for his performance as wronged Facebook investor Eduardo Saverin in The Social Network, will step into the shoes previously filled by Tobey Maguire as the webby superhero, and Stone will be assuming the role of his love interest that Kirsten Dunst played in the last three films. Stone, 21, has garnered critical raves for her film Easy A, and has built a reputation as a rising star in Hollywood following performances in last year’s Zombieland and 2007’s Superbad. The film will be directed by Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer).
I had no clue that Marc Webb was directing this! There’s no doubt in my mind now that this new “Spiderman” reboot is sure to be great. In case you missed it, here’s Emma in the trailer for “Easy A”: