This is just the beginning of what might be an “amazing” year for Stone
Andrew Garfield is swinging into action to save Emma Stone from Dane DeHaan’s Green Goblin in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ this weekend, but don’t expect any more blockbusters from them until Sony gears up for the next “Spider-Man.”
Renowned Spice Girls fan Stone will next be seen opposite Oscar-winning British thespian Colin Firth in Woody Allen‘s “Magic in the Moonlight.” Not much is known about Allen’s 49th film, but he described the July 25 release as “a romantic comedy set in the South of France in the 1920s.” Sony Pictures classics further teased it is set “against a backdrop of wealthy mansions, the Côte d’Azur, jazz joints and fashionable spots for the wealthy of the Jazz Age.”
In October, Stone returns to the superhero genre in “Birdman,” but don’t expect much action. The black comedy directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu (“Babel”) stars former “Batman” Michael Keaton as none other than an actor famous for portraying an iconic superhero, and follows his struggles to mount a Broadway play. Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Zach Galifianakis, Naomi Watts and Amy Ryan co-star.
Stone will finish off the year with a fourth film when Columbia Pictures releases director Cameron Crowe’s still-untitled military contractor drama on Christmas Day. The 25-year-old actress will play an uptight military major opposite Bradley Cooper as a disgraced US weapons consultant who discovers himself while stationed at a base in Hawaii. Bill Murray, Jay Baruchel, Alec Baldwin, Danny McBride and Rachel McAdams co-star.
Garfield filmed an independent drama called “99 Homes” over the winter, but it’s unclear when movie will hit theaters. Garfield plays a single father who is evicted from his home, and then goes to work for the greedy real estate broker responsible for his situation, which leads him deeper into the heart of the corrupt housing industry. Michael Shannon, Laura Dern and Tim Guinee co-star.
Before suiting back up for a third “Amazing Spider-Man” movie, Garfield will play another father in Martin Scorsese’s religious drama “Silence.” Set in the seventeenth century, the film focuses on two Jesuit priests facing violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and to spread the gospel of Christianity. Adam Driver, Liam Neeson and Ken Watanabe co-star.
After audiences get done comparing Dane DeHaan’s Green Goblin/Harry Osborn to James Franco’s interpretation from Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man” trilogy, they’ll have to wait until 2015 to see DeHaan back on the big screen. And then they’ll get to compare him to Franco again, when he plays Hollywood icon James Dean in “Life.”
The 28-year-old rising star, who broke out as a teenage supervillain in “Chronicle,” plays the “Rebel Without a Cause” opposite Robert Pattinson as a Life Magazine photographer in the upcoming drama directed by Anton Corbijn. Joel Edgerton and Ben Kingsley co-star.
Currently, DeHaan is filming 17th century period drama “Tulip Fever,” in which he plays an artist that falls for a married young woman after he’s commissioned to paint her portrait. The two invest in the risky tulip market in hopes to build a future together. Justin Chadwick (“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”) directs DeHaan along with co-stars Alicia Vikander, Jack O’Connell, Holliday Grainger and Christoph Waltz.
Looking ahead, DeHaan is attached to play Karl Rove in “College Republicans,” a political drama which would reunited him with his “Kill Your Darlings” director John Krokidas and co-star, Daniel Radcliffe, who is attached to star as Republican consultant Lee Atwater.