Dane DeHaan Cast As Harry Osborn In Amazing Spider-Man; Jamie Foxx Confirmed!

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

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.

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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."

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"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.

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