It's now confirmed that Emma Stone will be offered the role of Gwen Stacy in Sony's untitled "Spider-Man" pic from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios.
Stone had been a frontrunner for one of the two female lead roles, which also included a rumored Mary Jane Watson.
Columbia prexy Matt Tolmach said in a statement that it's "been an incredible journey for us to watch Emma's star rise as an actress. She is extraordinarily talented and has a very special on-screen spark that is perfect for this role."
Stacy is high-school aged Peter Parker's (Andrew Garfield) and May Jane (originally played by Kirsten Dunst), becomes more pivotal in the later installments of the Spider-Man saga.
The actress is currently filming "The Help" based on Kathryn Stockett for DreamWorks.
Stone's other credits include "Superbad" and "The House Bunny" and "Marmaduke."