September 24, 2010 02:30:57 GMT
The 'Alice in Wonderland' actress and the 'Easy A' beauty reportedly have met lead actor Andrew Garfield to star in the movie that will feature both Mary Jane Watson and Gwen Stacy.
Spider-Man is close to get not only one but two girls in the new movie. Entertainment Weekly gets information from sources close to the production that Mia Wasikowska and Emma Stone are strong contenders of possible female leads in untitled Spider-Man reboot, which is said to feature both of Spider-Man's prominent love interests, Mary Jane Watson and Gwen Stacy.
The site also reports that there are other names circling the project, but the "Alice in Wonderland" star and the "Easy A" babe are believed to have bigger chances to nab the roles. Slash Film additionally throws speculation that Wasikowska could be blonde Gwen Stacy while Stone would be red-haired Mary Jane.
Wasikowska has reportedly flown to New York City to meet with director Marc Webb and lead actor Andrew Garfield. Meanwhile, most recently Stone is said to have read with the depicter of Peter Parker aka Spider-Man for the role.
Wasikowska first became known to a wider audience following her critically acclaimed work on the HBO television series "In Treatment". She then gained more attention after taking a lead role in Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland". She appeared in "The Kids Are All Right" and has wrapped "Jane Eyre".
As for Stone, she made her feature film debut in "Superbad" but she is probably best known for her tole in "Zombieland". Her latest film "Easy A", where she takes the lead role, also turns out to be successful. She is currently shooting for "The Help".
"Spider-Man" reboot is aimed to be a "more gritty, contemporary redo of the (movie) series." Production is planned to start in December this year and Columbia Pictures has secured July 3, 2012 slot for the U.S. release date of the action movie.