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Marisa Tomei in Final Negotiations to Play Aunt May in ‘Spider-Man’ Reboot

Academy Award winner will join Tom Holland in Sony’s franchise update

Sony Pictures is in final negotiations with Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei to play Aunt May in the forthcoming “Spider-Man” franchise reboot, an individual familiar with the deal told TheWrap Wednesday.

Aunt May is Peter Parker’s guardian and a moral compass in the Marvel comic book series, and would see Tomei playing opposite Tom Holland, who recently landed the title role.

Previous onscreen iterations of the character have been played by Sally Field during Andrew Garfield‘s reign, and by Rosemary Harris when Tobey Maguire captivated in 2002. “Cop Car” helmer Jon Watts will direct the new standalone film slated to open July 28, 2017.

Tomei won an Oscar for her comedic breakthrough performance in 1992’s “My Cousin Vinny” opposite Joe Pesci. Her credits include “Chaplin,” “Slums Of Beverly Hills” and “What Women Want.” She will next appear in Amy Schumer’s highly-anticipated “Trainwreck,” opening July 17.

News of Tomei’s ongoing negotiations was first reported by Variety.

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