As most know by now, Emma Stone will be playing Gwen Stacy, the lead love interest in Marc Webb’s Spider-Man reboot. For the part, Emma Stone will revert to her natural hair color, blonde. This is your first look at Emma Stone as a blond. It doesn’t feel right.
In other Spider-Man reboot news, Irrfan Khan (Slumdog Millionaire) has been added to the cast as a second villain. He will play Van Adder. I bet even the comic-book geekiest among you have little clue who the hell that is. (THR)
In yet more Spider-Man reboot news, Campbell Scott and Julianne Nicholson have been cast as Peter Parker’s parents in the film. At least we know that, with Peter Parker’s parents, and with Gwen Stacey, this won’t be the same origins story as the Tobey Maguire origins story.
In news that has nothing to do with Spider-Man, Rooney Mara — who is playing the lead in David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo — broke her silence long enough to poke fun at Fincher’s directing style, in an email to EW: “”It’s -9 degrees Celsius. 37 takes down, only about 42 more to go,” she writes. “Every time he says, ‘Okay, last one,’ I fall for it. Every. Single. Time. If only I could get this damn shrug right, then maybe I could go inside and my nipple ring would have time to thaw out…” (EW)
Kirsten Dunst, who has a brief nude shower scene in All Good Things will once again appear nude in Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia, a sci-fi disaster film. And no: The disaster is not Kirsten Dunst nude. Come on, people. You’ve gotta do better than that. (Vanity Fair)
Finally, Jay Roach (Austin Powers, Meet the Fockers) has cast Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis to star in a political comedy about two men running for president. The movie will be released in 2012, timed with the 2012 presidential election. (Deadline)
Warner Brothers is developing a musical for Robert Downey, Jr., in which he would play one half of a Broadway due whose latest musical flops, forcing the two to become counselors at a theater camp. Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt (Broadway’s Next to Normal) are handling music and lyrics. (Deadline)
And speaking of musicals, George Clooney is lining up a big-screen adaptation of Enron: The Musical, which will be adapted to the screen by Lucy Prebble, the playwright. (The Guardian)