Although it was reported last week that Sony were considering Dane DeHann (Chronicle), Brady Corbet (Melancholia) and Alden Ehrenreich (Beautiful Creatures) for the role of Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that the “producers and filmmakers now are seeking actors with characteristics that include athleticism and good looks” and according to THR’s sources, four new candidates are now in contention and will test alongside Andrew Garfield for director Marc Webb.
According to THR’s sources, the actors set to try out for Harry Osborn are Brits Douglas Booth (Romeo and Juliet, Noah), Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Snow White and the Huntsman) and Eddie Redmayne (My Week with Marilyn, Les Miserables) and American Boyd Holbrook (Hatfields & McCoys, The Host). They will of course step into the role previously played by James Franco, who appeared as Harry in all three instalments of Sam Raimi’s original Spider-Man trilogy.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is due to begin filming in February from a script by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci (Star Trek), Jeff Pinkner (Lost) and James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man). Emma Stone is set to reprise the role of Gwen Stacy alongside Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker, while Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) has signed on as Mary Jane Watson and Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained) is thought to be in line to appear as the film’s villain, Electro.