The casting rumors around The First Avenger: Captain America continue to swirl even after the announcements that A) Cap will be played by Chris Evans (Fantastic Four, Sunshine) and B) that Sebastian Stan (Gossip Girl) will be playing sidekick Bucky Barnes. Now, according to E!, a pair of British bombshells are in the running to play Sharon Carter (Captain America’s occasional girlfriend/Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.). Meanwhile, another Brit actress is reportedly out of the running.
Alice Eve (She’s Out of My League) and Hayley Atwell (The Duchess) are both being strongly considered for the role and will have screen tests in London this week. Also of note, Keira Knightley (Pirates of the Carribean) is reportedly no longer under consideration for the role despite being the actress most familiar to American audiences. The E! article goes on to say that Eve is currently “the front-runner” for the role of Carter. But remember, at one point in time John Krasinski (The Office) was thought to be the front-runner for the title role.
A few extra pictures of Alice Eve and Hayley Atwell after the jump: