|Peggy Carter As Seen In Captain America (2004) #49|
Marvel Studios announced 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 Earth," the eight-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.
Stay tuned to Marvel.com for the official word on all things to do with "Captain America: The First Avenger" and all Marvel movies!
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