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Looks like Sony really wants to be in the Emma Stone business: the studio and actress are currently “circling” one another for two major roles: one of the female leads in Marc Webb’s “Spider-Man” reboot and Jonah Hill’s big-screen version of “21 Jump Street”.
No official word from the studio, of course, but it appears Stone has the “in” on the female lead in “21 Jump Street”, where she would play opposite Hill. Phil Lord will direct the film, which is expected to go into production sometime in early 2011. As a fan of the original TV show, I continue to hope the movie version is not a goofball comedy.
Stone’s role in Webb’s “Spider-Man” reboot is a bit more murky. The actress has been added to a short list of actresses up for a part in the film, including Lily Collins, Teresa Palmer and Mia Wasikowska, all of whom are said to be in contention for two female leads, neither one of which will be Spidey’s usual flame, Mary Jane Watson (played by Kirsten Dunst in the previous three “Spider-Man” movies).
Stone was the star of the teen comedy “Easy A”, which surprised everyone by opening with a better than expected $18 million over the weekend. She also made quite an impression in the horror-comedy “Zombieland”, but otherwise you’ve probably never heard of her.