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Emma Stone tangled in Sony’s web

Thesp circling 'Jump Street,' strong candidate for 'Spider-Man'

Emma Stone may be getting a little more comfortable on the Sony lot.

Stone has begun circling the female lead in a reboot of “21 Jump Street” opposite Jonah Hill. The story comes from Hill and Michael Bacall with Bacall penning the script himself. Phil Lord is set to direct “Jump Street,” which will begin production in early 2011.

Stone has also been added to a list including Lily Collins, Teresa Palmer and Mia Wasikowska the studio is considering for one of two female leads in the untitled “Spider-Man” pic. The studio would not confirm which role Stone is up for.

While the other three thesps are also still in the running for the role, insiders say Stone may have an advantage given her relationship with the studio. Sony had no comment but reports say Stone would play a new lead role that is not Mary Jane Watson.

Her most recent pic, “Easy A,” was considered an opening weekend success at the B.O., bringing in more than $18 million. Stone gained critical support for her performance as well as from her roles in “Superbad” and “Zombieland” (which has already been greenlit for a sequel).

The Spider-Man pic saw a similar competition for its lead role with Andrew Garfield eventually beating out such actors as Josh Hutcherson and Jamie Bell for the role of Peter Parker.

Marc Webb has taken over the directing reigns from Sam Raimi with James Vanderbilt penning the script.

Sony continues to support thesps that have previously done star turns for the studio, such as Garfield and Mara Rooney in “The Social Network.” Rooney landed the sought-after role in Sony’s “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.” Sony has continued to stay in business with talent like Adam Sandler and Will Smith, who have consistently delivered at the box office.

Stone can be seen next in “The Help” with Bryce Dallas Howard and Sissy Spacek.

She continues to be repped by WME.

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