C. Thomas Howell Cast in SPIDER-MAN Reboot; Michelle Pfeiffer Takes on WELCOME TO PEOPLE

     January 10, 2011

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We have a couple additional casting tidbits to send your way tonight.  First up, C. Thomas Howell (The Outsiders) has been cast in an unspecified role for Marc Webb’s Spider-Man reboot.  Per Cinema Blend (via Italy’s own Bad Taste), Howell confirmed his casting via his personal Facebook page and is set to join the film’s shoot (which is already in progress in L.A.) on January 25th.  Howell joins a cast that includes Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Sally Field, and Martin Sheen.  The Spider-Man reboot hits theaters July 3rd, 2012.

Next up, the cast for Alex Kurtzman’s (co-writer Cowboys and Aliens) Welcome to People keeps on growing as Michelle Pfeiffer has agreed to join Kurtzman’s directorial debut.  Per EW, Pfeiffer is set to play Chris Pine’s widowed mother in the film which tells the story of an estranged son (Pine) who returns home for his father’s funeral and begins to uncover his secret life in the process.  In addition to Pine and Pfeiffer, Welcome to People also stars Elizabeth Banks and Olivia Wilde.  It begins shooting next week in L.A. with a 2012 theatrical release in mind.

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