The Hollywood Reporter is running a story stating that veteran actor Chris Cooper (American Beauty, The Patriot, The Company Men) has been tapped by Sony Pictures to play Spider-Man’s classic nemesis, Norman “Green Goblin” Osborn.
The casting of Cooper represents a significant artistic departure from the approach taken by his predecessor, Willam Defoe, as Cooper is known for much more grounded, personal work in comparison with the broad, almost maniacal take on the character delivered by Defoe.
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