MUMBAI: Emma Stone has been signed to play the female lead in Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios‘ upcoming film Spider-Man.
Stone will play the role of Gwen Stacy opposite Andrew Garfield who plays Peter Parker in the film to be directed by Marc Webb. The film will go on the floors in December and will be released in theatres nationwide in 3D on July 3, 2012.
Stone had, earlier, starred in Superbad, The House Bunny and Zombieland all for Columbia Pictures. Commented the director, "The chemistry between Andrew and Emma was stunning and made Emma the clear choice. At the heart of the story of Peter Parker is not only the amazing Spider-Man but also an ordinary teenager who is wondering what he has to do to get the girl. Andrew and Emma will bring everything audiences expect to these roles, but also make them their own. Much to my surprise, it was fun to find out that our choice for Gwen (Emma) is also a natural blonde."