Thursday, April 15, 2010

Is Josh Hutcherson the Next Spiderman?

Spider-Man casting rumors are a dime a dozen these days: After HitFix claimed that Logan Lerman was "100 percent locked" to play the webslinger—and Deadline Hollywood said it wasn't so— is saying there's another contender: Josh Hutcherson.

If his name doesn't sound familiar (which technically it shouldn't—being an unknown), you have seen him in stuff. He played Brendan Fraser's nephew in Journey to the Center of the Earth, the older brother (before growing up to be Dax Shepard - scary!) in Jon Favreau's underrated Zathura and recently appeared in Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant.

Hutcherson will next be seen as Laser in The Kids Are All Right and as Robert in the much-anticipated Red Dawn remake.
IESB, which bases its report on anonymous sources, hedges its bets:

We're not saying he has the role. Nor do we doubt our pal Drew McWeeny [at HitFix]. Lerman's name was brought up awhile back (albeit accidentally by the kid himself) and, as we've said a few times now, he fits exactly what Sony is said to be looking for in the role—young, unknown, cheap. Both Josh and Logan fit that description, truth be told. gfest

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