Melbourne native Angourie Rice to star in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming
Angourie Rice in Cannes.
Australian actress Angourie Rice has been cast in the next Spiderman film, currently shooting in Atlanta, Georgia.
Rice was singled out by critics for her performance in Shane Black's The Nice Guys, in which she starred alongside Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling.
The Melbourne native has previously appeared in Walking with Dinosaurs 3D and These Final Hours in 2013, The Doctor Blake Mysteries in 2014 and Nowhere Boys: Book of Shadows earlier this year.
As first reported by THR, Rice's role in Spider-Man: Homecoming is being kept under wraps.
The film is the first Spiderman film made under the aegis of Marvel, and stars In the Heart of the Sea's Tom Holland as Peter Parker.
The Jon Watts-directed blockbuster is slated to hit cinemas July 7 next year.
Starring alongside Rice and Holland are Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr., Community's Donald Glover and Prometheus star Logan Marshall-Green.
Rice has just wrapped the Rachel Perkins adaptation of Craig Silvey's Jasper Jones. She's repped by Catherine Poulton Management in Oz and WME in the U.S.