Josh Hutcherson may still be a relative unknown in Hollywood, but he began making headlines recently when his name surfaced as one of a handful of actors still in the running to play the title role in Columbia Pictures’ “Spider-Man” reboot . MTV News caught up with “The Kids Are All Right” co-star, and asked for some scoop on the Spidey audition process.
“You can’t prepare for that and it’s so big,” Hutcherson said. “To be on a list with some of the people I’m being considered with is an honor. These actors are so good. It’s such a big movie. I grew up watching the original — the ones with Tobey Maguire came out when I was 10 years old — so it would be an honor. It’s just really cool to be considered for that.”
Hutcherson couldn’t give up any more details, but he did reveal that he’d been put on the studio’s official audition tape, along with a host of other hopefuls.
“They put so many people on tape, like, everybody I know is auditioning for it and going out for it,” he said. “They’re just trying to figure out exactly what they want.”
Other actors rumored to be vying for the Peter Parker role include Jamie Bell, Andrew Garfield and Frank Dillane.
Beyond “Kids,” Hutcherson’s feature-film credits include 2009’s “Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant,” director Jon Favreau’s “Zathura” and “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” with Brendan Fraser. He’ll soon be seen in this fall’s “Red Dawn” remake with co-star Chris Hemsworth.
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