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The New Spider Man’s a Jew

Spidey’s always had Jewish roots. (Its creator, Stan Lee, né Stanley Lieber,who makes cameos in all the films, is an American-Romanian Jew).

But now Spider Man is getting a Jewish present. Andrew Garfield, a 26-year-old Jewish actor who was born in LA and raised in Surrey, England, has just been cast in the role of Peter Parker for the next installment of the “Spider-Man” franchise. Production on the film, which will open in theaters in July 2012, is set to begin in December, reports [Yahoo! Movies](http://movies.yahoo.com/news/usmovies.accesshollywood.com/andrew-garfield-cast-new-spiderman

Garfield, who has previously appeared in “Lions for Lambs” and “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus,” told IndieLondon that his privileged Jewish upbringing left him saddled with a “really big guilt complex.”

Aw, poor Andrew: Your life sounds tough.

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