Sources confirm Deadline Hollywood‘s report this morning that Emma Stone will receive the coveted offer for the role of Mary Jane Watson in Sony’s reboot of the Spider-Man franchise. She will be taking on the role as Spidey’s love interest that Kirsten Dunst has played in three movies.
The 21-year old actress is quite the up-and-comer in Hollywood. Her current film Easy A has already generated $35 million in grosses and is destined to have another strong weekend this frame. That comes after her noticeable roles in last year’s Zombieland and 2007′s debut performance in Superbad. She is currently starring in DreamWorks’ adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s bestseller The Help, which Tate Taylor is writing and directing for the studio. Stay tuned for the official announcement.
I have just added 4 photos of Emma Stone from a new portrait session!
Emma Stone is featured on the October 2010 issue of “Nylon” magazine!
Our October issue features all of our favorite “It” girls, and who better to represent this crop of bright young things than Emma Stone? She’s already proven her comedic chops with hits like Superbad and Zombieland, and now she’s continuing her funny streak this fall with Easy A, the whip-smart modern take on The Scarlett Letter.
We shot Emma in Mississippi, where she was taking a break from comedy to film the ’60s drama, The Help.
On being featured on the “World’s Sexiest Women” lists:
“That’s just ridiculous…Now that you’ve hung out with me a few times you know how ridiculous that is. All my friends and family are like, ‘That is the funniest thing I have ever seen.’ ”
How it feels to be a movie star:
“I haven’t really examined that too much on my own yet. I think if I thought about that I’d have a full-blown panic attack and not be able to do my job at all. ”
On her parents letting her move to LA at a young age:
“I’ve become more appreciative as I get older that they said it was OK, and they didn’t let me become some crazy, emancipated nutter. That was not me saying emancipated people are insane.”
Why she likes being funny:
“I think my ultimate goal at the end of the day is to make my parents laugh. Maybe that is what this is all about: a roundabout way of trying of trying to entertain my parents, just like I did in the living room when I was a kid.”
Someone is on the verge of becoming a very big deal. After Emma Stone successfully proved she could carry a film on her shoulders with’ Easy A’, the whip-smart up-and-comer is now being eyed for lead roles in two upcoming Sony projects: ’21 Jump Street’ and ‘Spider-Man’.
With ’21 Jump Street’, Stone would play the female lead opposite Jonah Hill in a big-screen version of the popular late- 80s television series about a police unit that sends officers undercover into a high school as students. Hill and Josh Appelbaum wrote the script, which Phil Lord (‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’) will direct, with production beginning early next year.
Meanwhile, on the ‘Spider-Man’ front, Stone is circling one of two lead female roles. Variety says she’s on a list that also includes Lily Collins, Teresa Palmer and Mia Wasikowska, and that the part is not that of Mary Jane Watson (played by Kristen Dunst in the original films). Other reports suggest Wasikowska and Stone are going out for two different parts; one of which could be Gwen Stacy, who appeared briefly in ‘Spider-Man 3′ and was played by Bryce Dallas Howard. That role could go to Wasikowska, while Stone may be trying out for the part of Betty Brant, the Daily Bugle secretary who Parker once dated.
Obviously Sony likes what they see in Stone and want to keep her in the family, much like they’re already doing with Andrew Garfield (who starred in Sony’s ‘The Social Network’, and is now playing Spider-Man), and Rooney Mara (who starred in ‘The Social Network’ and is now playing Lisbeth Salandar in Sony’s ‘Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ adaptation).
Marc Webb (’500 Days of Summer’) is directing ‘Spider-Man’ (due out July 3rd, 2012), and with Stone and Garfield in the lead roles, he’d have plenty of talent to help usher in a new big-screen era for everyone’s favorite webslinger. What do you think?
According to Entertainment Weekly, Emma Stone has read with Andrew Garfield for a part in the “Spider-Man” Reboot film.
As such, the studio is casting a rather wide net. It flew Mia Wasikowska, best known as Alice from Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, in from New York to meet with Webb and Garfield. While, most recently, Easy A’s Emma Stone read with Garfield for the role.
The studio is being very mum as to who could possibly be the front runners for the two parts and declined to comment for this story. Other names are also said to be circling the high-profile project. Yet it’s easy to imagine that the two roles could go to both Stone and Wasikowska. The red-headed Stone has starred in four movies for the studio and is said to have a great relationship with Sony head Amy Pascal. Stone has come on strong ever since last year’s Zombieland and only solidified her place as a go-to young actress with the success of Easy A, which bowed last weekend to just under $18 million. Stone is currently filming The Help for DreamWorks, where she stars as the lead character Skeeter Phelan in the period piece based on Kathryn Stockett’s best-selling novel.
This rebooted Spider-Man is supposed to begin filming by the end of the year and is already scheduled for release in Summer 2012.
Emma Stone is featured inside the October 2010 issue of “InStyle” magazine and I have just added 7 photos from her feature!
The story should sound familiar to anyone aware of popular culture in 2004: A redheaded, up-and-coming starlet makes it big in a teen comedy that manages to skewer high school politics with enough intelligence to appeal to young and old alike. She’s not the typical, winsome blonde, but she instead charms audiences with a smart sassiness and spot-on comedic timing.
Yes, it’s Lindsay Lohan — or, rather, it was her when “Mean Girls” hit theaters in 2004 — but now it’s Emma Stone, the alt-cool actress currently starring in “Easy A.” And it hasn’t gone unnoticed among those zeroed in on pop culture that Stone’s career launch coincides with the lowest point of Lohan’s thus far. The latter has failed a drug test and could now go back to jail, where no one wears pink on Wednesdays and the girls are a hell of a lot meaner. So can Emma Stone be the ingénue that Lindsay Lohan failed to become?
First, let’s acknowledge that we do Emma Stone a disservice by thinking about her as the second coming of La Lohan. Despite all appearances — the most striking being both gals’ red hair, as noted by EW.com and others — Stone has none of Lohan’s DNA and has the additional benefit of being raised by neither Dina nor Michael Lohan. (Points in Stone’s favor, we say.) Lohan appeared in films as a child, while Stone made her on-screen debut at the age of 17. Lohan began in cutesy fare like “The Parent Trap” and “Freaky Friday,” but Stone entered the public eye with the teen sex comedy “Superbad” and the undead splat-a-thon “Zombieland.”
It’s only with the release of “Easy A” that Stone’s career path seems to mirror Lohan’s, but it’s also worth noting that her critically praised teen flick has thrived without the benefit of the queens of “Saturday Night Live” — Amy Poehler, Ana Gasteyer, and Tina Fey, the last of whom both wrote and starred in “Mean Girls.” Granted, “Easy A” boasts a supporting cast that includes Lisa Kudrow, Thomas Haden Church and other respected actors, but none of them suggests “instant comedic gold” the way those “SNL” vets do. Coincidentally, Stone will host “SNL” on October 23, just as Lohan did after the release of “Mean Girls.” And while a then-untarnished Lohan rocked the stage during her first hosting gig, time will tell whether Stone fares as well with live comedy. (Lohan’s December 4 hosting gig seems questionable, meanwhile.)
So, yes, they’re different enough — but can Stone do what Lohan couldn’t? All signs point to yes. From our perspective, as people who (thankfully) don’t stand in Lindsay Lohan’s inner circle, the “Mean Girls” star met her downfall as a result of kookooballs parents, an association with a hard-partying crowd (clubmate Paris Hilton is facing her own drug charges, don’t forget) and roles that declined in quality in direct proportion to the number of tabloid headlines she appeared in. Stone should fare better than Lohan if she simply focuses on her career while avoiding fly-by-night friends who enjoy stepping out of limousines without proper “privates protection.” So far, Stone’s attitude of not wanting to be the “token sexy girl” (as she recently told People) should serve her well.
Finally, there remains the question of whether Stone and Lohan could coexist in the movie business without stealing each other’s roles. Again, we say yes. We doubt Stone is gunning for the role of porn star Linda Lovelace in “Notorious,” the biopic delayed because Lindsay Lohan’s legal troubles may prevent her from performing the lead role. Besides, the notion that Hollywood couldn’t support two non-Barbie doll actresses is ridiculous. Both Lohan and Stone are beautiful, talented young women. For Stone, the appeal lies in her status as a new, undiscovered property. Lohan, meanwhile, can draw crowds and praise if she finally sobers up and rediscovers her acting abilities — at least her “Machete” co-stars are rooting for her.
Think about it: How happy would we all be if an older, wiser Lindsay Lohan makes that big comeback and pulls of a role that reminds us why we saw such promise in her? And, failing that, I guess we could also look forward to Emma Stone playing Lohan in some tawdry biopic. I’m hoping for the former.
If you DON’T like Emma Stone, I think there must be something wrong with you. Stone has lit up the screen in several supporting roles from The House Bunny to Zombieland. Finally carrying the tag of lead actor in Screen Gems’ Easy A, Stone plays Olive Penderghast who finds herself through — some fault of her own — at the swirling center of a rumor mill that leads to her being ostracized much like literary character Hester Pryn (from the book she’s studying in English Class). At the Easy A press junket, Stone had plenty to say about adolescence, the challenges of carrying a film, and how she feels about the Zombieland sequel. Watch the full interview after the jump.
In the interview, Emma Stone is incredibly honest about adolescent and her current fears that pop up from time to time. She gushes about the possibility of working with her Zombieland cohorts again, and is so candid about her role in the real life rumor mill that she even takes me by surprise. Yup. At the end of the interview, Emma Stone ADMIRAL AKBARS me. That. Happened. She also absolutely embodies the witty, warm, wonderfully headstrong Olive in this delightful film. Seriously, how is everyone not crazy about this girl? Screen Gems’ Easy A opens September 17th.