Posted by LiveFor on April 14, 2010
I think it is good that they went with Atwell as opposed to a known face.
Marvel Studios announced today that Hayley Atwell has been cast to star as Peggy Carter in the studio’s highly anticipated movie CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER opposite Chris Evans. In the early comics, Peggy Carter fell in love with Captain America while they fought together in the war effort. The character will be updated for the feature adaptation. Joe Johnston will direct the film penned by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely.
Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige will produce CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER. Alan Fine, Stan Lee, David Maisel and Louis D’Esposito will executive produce. The film will be released in the US on July 22, 2011 and distributed by Paramount Pictures.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America.
Atwell will next be seen in PILLARS OF THE EARTH, the 8-part miniseries premiering July 23 on Starz and the TV series THE PRISONER. Her film credits include THE DUCHESS, BRIDESHEAD REVISITED and CASSANDRA’S DREAM.
In addition to CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including the highly anticipated sequel, IRON MAN 2, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow on May 7, 2010, THOR on May 6, 2011, and Marvel Studios’ THE AVENGERS on May 4, 2012.
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Posted by LiveFor on April 9, 2010
: Check out the video interview
with Hayley where she talks about Captain America and confirms Tommy Lee Jones will also be starring in it.
Emily Blunt recently said she wasn’t going to try out for the role of Captain America’s war time girlfriend, Peggy and looks like Kiera Knightley has said no. I missed this bit of news from a couple of days ago.
E Online have the following bit of news.
A well-placed source tells me that British actress Alice Eve, 28, is the front-runner to play Peggy Carter in the much chattered about upcoming superhero movie The First Avenger: Captain America.
You may not know Eve by name (yet), but…
She’s the blond beauty in the recently released She’s Out of My League. She’ll also be seen next month in the second Sex and the City movie playing Charlotte’s nanny.
Also up for the Peggy Carter part is fellow Brit Hayley Atwell, 28. I’m told both actresses are screen-testing for the second time for the coveted role tomorrow in London. I also hear that Keira Knightley is no longer in the running.
Do either of them have what it takes to be Peggy?
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