NYP is reporting today that Marvel is edging closer on casting the role of female lead in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. While the character’s identity is hush hush, the studio is allegedly down to three actresses with one of them being Twilight alumna Anna Kendrick. The others are Felicity Jones and Imogene Poots who all have some legitimate acting credentials meaning this could presumably be a big role that follows the franchise beyond the sequel outing.
For now, let’s focus on the bigger name of the three though: Anna Kendrick. She may be known for her role in the Twilight Saga, but the type of people who will see The Winter Soldier will undoubtedly need to have known her from other offerings and they certainly will. Among her films that may skew better with the male gender, the actress has credits in the George Clooney-led Up in the Air and the Seth Rogen/Joseph Gordon-Levitt cancer dramedy 50/50. She can also be seen in End of Watch which is an R-rated cop drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena. Audiences can look for that one in September.
Additional information regarding Captain America: The Winter Soldier remains scarce at this time. The NYP says that Sebastian Stan will be reprising his role as Bucky who becomes The Winter Soldier. That is unconfirmed at this time, but what we do know is that Anthony Mackie (The Adjustment Bureau) has been tapped to play the superhero’s sidekick Falcon. Also the plot is said to be a lot grittier as it takes place in present day as opposed to the 1940′s.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier enters theaters nationwide on April 4, 2014.