I don’t remember the last film in which comedian-actor Denis Leary played a father, except I do remember (fondly) Leary playing the stepdad in The Sandlot and how much fun it was to see him acting all serious and whatnot. We’re not sure how serious this role will be, but we do know that it’s probably the biggest live-action film Leary has ever appeared in. Yes, we’re talking about the Spider-Man reboot, which has apparently snagged Denis Leary and assigned him to play the father of Gwen Stacy, to be portrayed by Emma Stone in the movie, due out in 2012.
Denis Leary Joins 'Spider-Man’'Reboot
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