It’s official. The “Spider Man” relaunch has some serious indie cred. Sony Pictures Entertainment announced yesterday that British actor Andrew Garfield nabbed the role of Spider Man (aka Peter Parker) for the upcoming relaunch of the multibillion dollar grossing franchise. Garfield, 26, best known for his work in Terry Gilliam’s “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus,” was most recently seen in the brutal “Red Riding Trilogy,” released by Revolution Studios and starred in Spike Jonze’s Sundance short “I’m Here.” This fall sees Garfield appearing in another indie: Fox Searchlight’s “Never Let Me Go,” directed by Mark Romanek. Garfield’s “Spider Man” director, Marc Webb, previously helmed Fox Searchlight’s indie breakout hit “(500) Days of Summer.”
See Anne Thompson’s take on the Spidey hire here.