"Mr. Nice" star Rhys Ifans will play the villain in Columbia's "Spider-Man," the studio announced on Monday.
The filmmakers prefer not to reveal which character Ifans will be playing.
Ifans was last seen in "Greenberg" and "Nanny McPhee Returns." He next appears in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1," and also stars in Columbia's "Anonymous," a thriller about the real author behind William Shakespeare's works, which comes from unlikely director Roland Emmerich.
Ifans is represented by UTA, Brillstein Entertainment and London's Independent Talent Group.