These Guys Testing for Harry Osborn in 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'
The studio is reportedly near to filling the once-Franco-driven part of Norman Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, with The Hollywood Reporter saying at least four actors tested for the role on Monday. Those actors (L to R): My Week with Marilyn and Les Misérables's Eddie Redmayne; Hunger Games: Catching Fire's Sam Claflin, whose Snow White and the Huntsman banner already proved him an effective Franco surrogate; LOL's Douglas Booth, who next appears in Aronofsky's Noah; and Boyd Holbrook, who was in Hatfields & McCoys and will next be projecting teen angst in The Host.
According to THR's sources, squintier actors like Alden Ehrenreich--who was once in line for the part of Spider-Man himself--and Dane DeHaan (the skinny weirdo from Chronicle) were previously being considered for the part but have since been dismissed as looking too menacing. While Sony's original plan was to give a "dark path for the character," they've since decided to go with a blatantly more-pandering path, and are now, as you can see, "seeking actors with characteristics that include athleticism and good looks," and, sadly, are not seeking actors who have a freshly-planted field for a scalp.