According to IESB Josh Hutcherson is a candidate to play Peter Parker in the Spider-Man reboot. They stress that he doesn’t have the role, he’s just on a short list of candidates Sony are considering. This comes after it was reported and then denied that Percy Jackson actor Logan Lerman was up for the role earlier this week.
Hutcherson is a relative unknown who has been in a few movies. He played Brendan Fraser’s nephew in Journey to the Center of the Earth, the older brother in Jon Favreau’s Zathura and recently appeared in Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant. I haven’t seen any of those films so I can’t comment on his acting, but based on Google Images alone i’m not sure he has the look for Spider-Man.
It’ll be Sony and director Marc Webb who have to make the final casting decision though, so we’ll just have to wait until an actor is chosen!