Meet the New Spider-Man Andrew Garfield

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Andrew GarfieldColumbia Pictures has issued a press release that Andrew Garfield will be donning the tights to play Spider-Man in the movie reboot.

Andrew Garfield has been chosen to portray Peter Parker when Spider-Man swings back onto the screen in 3D on July 3, 2012.  The new film will begin production in early December directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt.

The 27 year old landed the role after much speculation and rumors.

“Though his name may be new to many, those who know this young actor’s work understand his extraordinary talents,” said director Webb in a gushing statement that was part of the same press release. “He has a rare combination of intelligence, wit, and humanity. Mark my words, you will love Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker.”Garfield has appeared onscreen in “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” and Robert Redford’s “Lions for Lambs,” and his profile was already rising before the Spider-Man announcement. He will appear later this year in the film adaptation of the novel “Never Let Me Go,” opposite Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan, and in David Fincher’s Facebook pic, “The Social Network.”

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