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Jul 2, 2010 8:59 AM by Chris Welty

Andrew Garfield Lands Lead Role in 'Spider-Man'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - There's a new Spider-Man in town.
Andrew Garfield, whose credits include last year's Heath Ledger
film "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus," has been cast as
Peter Parker, the average youth who transforms into a superhero, in
the next "Spider-Man" movie, distributor Sony Pictures announced
Thursday.
The "Spider-Man" film begins shooting in December and is due
in theaters July 3, 2012. Marc Webb, who made the romance "(500)
Days of Summer" is directing.
Garfield and Webb got the jobs after star Tobey Maguire and
director Sam Raimi, who made three blockbuster "Spider-Man" films
together, departed amid story and scheduling issues over a fourth
movie.

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