×

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.

More Film

  • Liselott Forsman

    Nordisk Film & TV Fond Boasts Record Budget for 2020

    As the Nordisk Film & TV Fond prepares to celebrates its 30th anniversary, at this month’s Göteborg Film Festival, CEO Liselott Forsman has outlined her vision for the upcoming yearm which sees the fund boasting a record high budget of NOK 127 million ($12.8 million), up from last year’s total of NOK 97.75 million ($11.4 [...]

  • CNC Chief Outlines Plan to Update

    CNC Chief Outlines Plan to Update French Production Infrastructure

    Speaking at an industry round-table at the Paris-based Production Forum on Thursday, Dominique Boutonnat, president of France’s National Film Board (CNC), announced a new plan to update local production studios in order to make them more internationally competitive. The modest plan, which involves new funding, training sessions and additional research, follows a March 2019 report, [...]

  • Bait

    ‘Bait’ Director Mark Jenkin Sets Next Feature With Film4

    Writer-director Mark Jenkin, whose feature debut “Bait” was nominated for two BAFTAs last week, has set his next project, “Enys Men” (“Stone Island”), with Film4. Jenkin will direct from his own script. Denzil Monk is producing for Bosena. Johnny Fewings is executive producing, with Kate Byers and Linn Waite as associate producers. Film4 will co-finance the [...]

  • CineAsia

    CineAsia Turns its Back on Hong Kong

    CineAsia, the long-running convention for the film exhibition and distribution sectors, has ditched Hong Kong, its home for the past decade. It was forced to cancel the 2019 edition in December, due to the political unrest in the city. New York-based organizer, the Film Expo Group, announced on Friday by email that the 2020 edition [...]

  • Mama Weed

    New Films With Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Omar Sy Unspool at UniFrance Rendez-Vous

    Showcasing the wide scope and many nuances of French comedies, Oscar-winning director Michel Hazanavicius’s “The Lost Prince,” “Mama Weed” with Isabelle Huppert (pictured), “The Lion” with Dany Boon, and “Welcome to the Jungle” with Catherine Deneuve are having their market premieres at the 22nd edition of the UniFrance Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in Paris, which [...]

  • VHYes

    'VHYes': Film Review

    Its slim premise involving a couple of 13-year-old boys having fun with a camcorder in the late ’80s, “VHYes” is maybe a little too faithful to their sensibility — being exactly what a kid raised on “Saturday Night Live,” “SCTV,” and maybe cable broadcasts of “Kentucky Fried Movie” would imagine as the coolest home-made movie [...]

  • The Wave

    'The Wave': Film Review

    A sort of “After Hours” update with a lot more drugs and time ellipses, “The Wave” throws Justin Long down a rabbit’s hole of sometimes hallucinatory, sometimes mortal peril when his button-down protagonist makes the mistake of celebrating a career breakthrough a little too adventurously. This surreal comedy from debuting feature director Gille Klabin and [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content