‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Adds ‘The Nice Guys’ Breakout Angourie Rice

     July 6, 2016

As Spider-Man: Homecoming continues filming in Atlanta, set photos aren’t the only things leaking out. A host of young, talented, and diverse stars have been announced as part of the cast, but there’s at least one more as today brings word of Angourie Rice’s casting in an unknown role.

Rice hasn’t been working in Hollywood for too long, but she recently appeared alongside Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in The Nice Guys, in which she played Gosling’s on-screen daughter. The actress was one of the surprise breakouts, and now she’ll follow up this appearance with a performance opposite Tom Holland in the Marvel/Sony co-production. Her feature film debut was in 2013’s These Final Hours, and she previously voiced Jade in Walking With Dinosaurs 3D.


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THR was the first to report the news of Rice’s casting in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Though plot details are unknown at this time, the film will take the character of Peter Parker back to high school. Holland made his debut as the Marvel web-slinger in Captain America: Civil War, which may have secretly hinted at Holland’s film; in addition to a Spidey-centric post-credits scene, the word “homecoming” was part of a sequence of words used to activate The Winter Soldier.

Other cast members in Homecoming include Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Robert Downey Jr. reprising his Iron Man role, Michael Keaton as the villain (reportedly Vulture), Disney Channel star Zendaya, Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus), Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Martin Starr (Silicon Valley), Hannibal Buress (Broad City), Abraham Attah (Beasts of No Nation), Donald Glover (Community), and Michael Barbieri (Little Men) — and those are just the ones we know about so far.

Directed by Jon Watts from a screenplay by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, Spider-Man: Homecoming is scheduled to hit theaters on July 7, 2017.


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