Indiewire is reporting that a trio of young actors including Sam Claflin, Eddie Redmayne and Douglas Boothe are now considered frontrunners for the role of Harry Osborne in the new The Amazing Spider-Man 2 film.
Clafiln’s becoming an increasingly familiar face thanks to a liberal approach to taking franchise fare, having taken key roles in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” and “Snow White & The Huntsman,” with a role as fan favorite Finnick Odair in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” coming up. Redmayne’s also recognizable from “My Week With Marilyn,” and is soon to be even more so thanks to a major role in “Les Miserables.” Booth is less familiar at present, with the BBC TV version of “Great Expectations” and the love interest in flop Miley Cyrus vehicle “LOL” his most notable credits to date, but he’s about to have a good year or so, with “Romeo & Juliet,” opposite Hailee Steinfeld on the way in 2013, and the part of one of Russell Crowe’s sons in Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah” following in 2014. Former model Boyd Holbrook is the least well-known of the quartet, but he did crop up in “Milk” and “Hatfield & McCoys” in the last few years, and has “The Host” and “Very Good Girls” coming up next year.
Who do you think would make the best Harry Osborne?