Frank Dillane
Frank Dillane

Update: 'Potter' star Frank Dillane on 'Spider-Man' shortlist

  June 28, 2010 at 12:33 AM ET
  Jeremy     HPANA (via Deadline Hollywood)
  Frank Dillane, Spider-Man, Peter Parker, Harry Potter, Voldemort,


Reports have itopens in new window that Frank Dillane (teenage "Voldemort" in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) impressed Columbia Pictures execs enough to place him on the shortlist to portray "Peter Parker" in the upcoming Spider-Man reboot.

Dillane allegedly joins a list of fellow actors that includes Anton Yelchin (Charlie Bartlett, Star Trek), Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass), Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief) and others.

This news comes from a well-known source for Hollywood scoops (she first reportedopens in new window the confirmation of Universal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter a month before it was officially announced).

We will keep you appraised of any further developments in Dillane's possible involvement in the reboot.

The new Spider-Man is set for a summer 2012 release from Sony/Columbia Pictures.

Update: Mr. Dillane has not been cast as Peter Parker, with the role going to actor Andrew Garfieldopens in new window.

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