Dane DeHaan On His Amazing Spider-Man Harry Osborn Role: 'To Say I'm Excited Is An Understatement'

Dane DeHaan attends 'The Place Beyond The Pines' premiere during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2012 in Toronto Dane DeHaan attends 'The Place Beyond The Pines' premiere during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2012 in Toronto

Dane DeHaan, best known for his role in “Chronicle” and currently appearing in “Lincoln,” has nabbed a highly coveted role in the upcoming “Amazing Spider-Man” sequel.

The 26-year-old will play Peter Parker’s best friend-turned-foe Harry Osborn, Columbia Pictures announced on Monday.

The actor took to Twitter, writing, “To say I’m excited is an understatement. #HarryOsborn #ASM2”

Earlier in the day, director Marc Webb Tweeted, “Meet Harry Osborn. So excited to have him on board.”

“Dane is an exciting and extraordinary young actor and he is a fantastic addition to our cast,” the director also said in a statement.

Dane joins Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Shailene Woodley and Jamie Foxx, who previously told Access Hollywood that his casting in the upcoming movie was “in the works.”

“The Amazing Spider-Man” sequel will swing into theaters on May 2, 2014, with production starting in early 2013.

-- Jesse Spero

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