Saturday, July 03, 2010
The casting of 'Spider-Man 4': Who's Andrew Garfield?
The new "Spider-Man" movie finally has a leading man and it is… Andrew Garfield?
Sony Pictures made the announcement on Thursday that Garfield would take over for Tobey Maguire as the new Peter Parker, People.com reported, and ever since fans have been furiously googling this little-known actor.
Garfield, who was born in Los Angeles, may not be a familiar face in America, but across the pond he is popular for his starring roles in the British television series "Red Riding," a crime drama, and the movies "Boy A" and "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus."
The new Spider-Man movie's director, Mark Webb, who directed last summer's hit "(500) Days of Summer," told People.com that, "Though (Garfield's) name may be new to many, those who know this young actor's work understand his extraordinary talents. Mark my words, you will love Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker."
Earlier this year, Sony said the movie's plot will take Parker back into high school and will focus on, "A teenager grappling with both contemporary human problems and amazing super-human crises." Spider-man will begin filming later this year and is set to be released the July 3, 2012.