Here is the latest casting date regarding the The Amazing Spider-Man sequel. Dane DeHaan has been cast to play Harry Osborn in the movie.
Chronicle star Dane DeHaan has nabbed the coveted role of Harry Osborn in Columbia’s sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man.
Director Marc Webb tweeted the news Monday: “Meet Harry Osborn. So excited to have him on board. @danedehaan.”
DeHaan joins Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx and Shailene Woodley in the movie.
Columbia conducted an intense search before landing on DeHaan, testing actors such as Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables), Douglas Booth (LOL) and Boyd Holbrook (The Host).
DeHaan also went through an earlier round of consideration with actors Alden Ehrenreich (Beautiful Creatures) and Brady Corbet.
There was also some debate whether the role called for something darker and edgier, or more Robert Redford as the prototype. James Franco played the Osborn role in the Sam Raimi-directed Spider-Man films of the 2000s, taking a more brooding and dark path for the character.
DeHaan appeared in shows like In Treatment and True Blood before landing the lead in Chronicle, where he played an angst-ridden teen slowly losing control over recently-gained superpowers. The movie proved to be a surprise hit earlier this year and put the actor on the map.
He is currently on screen in a bit part in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln and recently wrapped Devil’s Knot, Atom Egoyan’s take on the West Memphis Three.
DeHaan is repped by CAA and the Schiff Co.