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Leary may join 'Spider-Man' cast

Los Angeles -- Actor, comedian, writer and producer Denis Leary is in talks to play police Capt. George Stacy in the new "Spider-Man" movie, The Hollywood Reporter said.

Stacy is the father of Gwen, the love interest of Spider-Man/Peter Parker in the film, which is to be directed by Marc Webb starting next month.
Emma Stone has been cast in the role of Gwen, while Andrew Garfield is to play the titular web-slinger.

Details of the movie's plot are being closely guarded, The Hollywood Reporter said.

Leary's film credits include "The Ref," "Two if By Sea," "The Matchmaker" and "The Thomas Crown Affair." He is also the star and co-creator of TV's "Rescue Me."

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Confirmed: British actor Andrew Garfield is the new Spider-Man

Andrew Garfield is the new Spider-Man! The British actor is to play comic book superhero in the next outing of the film series, Columbia Pictures confirmed Thursday.

Spider-man won't sing in new musical

New York -- U.S. theater director Julie Taymor says Spider-man will not be singing in costume in the forthcoming Broadway production "Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark."

Taymor said while Spider-man's alter-ego, Peter Parker, will offer up a song or two in the Broadway musical, which will feature music from U2 rockers Bono and the Edge, the tights-wearing superhero will stick to flying about and fighting bad guys, Rolling Stone reported Friday.

Taymor said she prepared for the new stage production, which begins previews
Feb. 25, by reading hundreds of comic books.

The director said the musical's sub-title came from Bono, lead singer of U2, who drew upon a childhood memory as inspiration.