The new "Spider-Man" film has found its villain. Columbia
Gushing on Rhys' casting, director Marc Webb states, "What sets the
Rhys is widely known for starring as Hugh Grant's scruffy lodger in 1999 "Notting Hill" which also features Julia Roberts. He will be seen as Xenophilius Lovegood in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I" and Edward de Vere in "Anonymous".
Beside Andrew Garfield and Rhys Ifans, "Spider-Man" reboot has also cast Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, one of the love interests of Peter Parker. Shooting for the action superhero film is scheduled to start in December for July 3, 2012 release in the U.S.