5:45 pm - 11/20/2012

Now Casting: Harry Obsorn for The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Yesterday (11/19), at least four young men were testing for the role of Harry Osborn in Sony’s sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man, which reunites director Marc Webb with stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, adding Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane.

Osborn is an integral part of the Spidey mythology – the son of tycoon Norman Osborn, he's one of Peter Parker’s few friends but evolves into one of Spider-Man’s nemeses.

According to insiders, those testing are Sam Claflin, a British actor who appeared in high-profile tentpoles Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Snow White & the Huntsman; Eddie Redmayne, another Brit who appeared in My Week With Marilyn and will be seen as Marius in Les Miserables; Douglas Booth, who appeared in LOL and is currently shooting Noah for Darren Aronofsky; and Boyd Holbrook, an American actor whose credits include The Big C, Hatfields & McCoys and the upcoming adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's The Host.

Sources say the producers and filmmakers now are seeking actors with characteristics that include athleticism and good looks. The testings come as several films, including Michael Bay's Transformers 4, are in the midst of casting young actors.

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Who do you think should be cast? IMO: Dave Franco taking on his brother's role in Raimi's would be fitting and hilarious. None of these choices work. He's got the looks and athleticism down. Another option would be Garrett Hedlund.
everyforever 20th-Nov-2012 10:56 pm (UTC)
let's just bring back james franco as harry nbd
beachshore 20th-Nov-2012 11:03 pm (UTC)
or his brother, baby franco.
redaodai 20th-Nov-2012 11:05 pm (UTC)
The only Franco I like.
blue_birds 20th-Nov-2012 11:16 pm (UTC)
alienclit 20th-Nov-2012 11:08 pm (UTC)
mmm yes
fionaapple 20th-Nov-2012 11:15 pm (UTC)
He looks terrible in this picture, he looks way better in motion imo
sandvich 20th-Nov-2012 11:23 pm (UTC)
noooo, his accent or whatever it is drives me up the wall.
alexlover14 20th-Nov-2012 11:31 pm (UTC)
Yall like him and not Sam Claflin? How does this work?
rewrittentime 20th-Nov-2012 11:45 pm (UTC)
judgmental 20th-Nov-2012 11:51 pm (UTC)
bellwetherr 21st-Nov-2012 12:03 am (UTC)
so he's going to make a career out of playing a privileged douchebag? lol
beachshore 20th-Nov-2012 11:09 pm (UTC)
? this is a complete reboot. andrew garfield plays tobey maguire's role, etc. not connected at all. it's rare for someone of an original series to reprise their role in a reboot.
everyforever 20th-Nov-2012 11:09 pm (UTC)
they're getting a completely different cast, plus he's too old now i think -- he looks way older than the rest of them and they're technically still in hs
roguedandelion 21st-Nov-2012 12:30 am (UTC)
lol yep
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