Dane DeHaan Tapped for Next “Amazing Spider-Man”

Dane DeHaan was cast as Peter Parker's best friend, Harry Osborn

Dane DeHaan has joined the cast of the next installment of "The Amazing Spider-Man," Columbia Pictures announced Monday.

Getty ImagesThe "Chronicle" star will act alongside Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx and Shailene Woodley as production begins on the franchise's next chapter.

Penned by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner, the screenplay was based on a previous draft by James Vanderbilt. The film will be directed by Marc Webb and produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach.

DeHann will play Harry Osborn, the best friend of Peter Parker who eventually becomes his Spider-Man's nemesis the Green Goblin in the comic book series.

Webb broke the news of DeHaan's casting on Twitter Monday morning: "Meet Harry Osborn. So excited to have him on board. @danedehaan."

"Dane is an exciting and extraordinary young actor and he is a fantastic addition to our cast," he said.

The new film in the Spider-Man saga is set for release in 3D on May 2, 2014. Production will begin in early 2013 in New York.

Webb, Garfield and Stone previously teamed on this summer’s blockbuster The Amazing Spider-Man, which has taken in more than $751 million worldwide.