DeHaan, who takes over the role played by James Franco in Sam Raimi’s original trilogy, joins returning stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, as well as fellow franchise newcomers Shailene Woodley and Jamie Foxx, latter of whom will play villain Electro.
Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are producing the sequel, which is skedded to swing into theaters in 3D on May 2, 2014.
Script will be credited to Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, as well as Jeff Pinkner, based on a previous draft by James Vanderbilt.
DeHaan is no stranger to playing mischievous teens, having co-starred in John Hillcoat’s bootlegging pic “Lawless” and Fox’s “Chronicle,” which grossed a surprise $126 million worldwide.
The thesp can currently be glimpsed in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” and next stars in Derek Cianfrance’s crime drama “The Place Beyond the Pines,” which Focus Features acquired at Toronto. Thesp has also wrapped the West Memphis 3 pic “Devil’s Knot” and the period thriller “Kill Your Darlings,” which will premiere in competition at the Sundance Film Festival.
DeHaan is repped by CAA and the Schiff Company.