Zendaya Joins ‘Spider-Man’ Cast

Zendaya is making the move to the big screen. The singer-actress has joined the cast of Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios’ upcoming Spider-Man reboot.

According to Deadline.com, Zendaya will star alongside Tom Holland (Peter Parker/Spider-Man) in the Jon Watts-directed film. Her exact role is unclear, but the site speculates that she will play a character named Michele Gonzales, Parker’s roommate and potential love interest in the comics.

Marisa Tomei is also listed as a cast member, according to IMDB. The veteran actress is set to play Aunt May. Meanwhile, the database reports that John Francis Daley is behind the movie’s screenplay.

While Zendaya is known for her roles on Disney Channel’s “Shake It Up!” and “K.C. Undercover,” this will mark her first major movie role.

In addition to her acting gigs, she is readying a new album and recently released the TLC-sampled single “Something New” featuring Chris Brown.