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SXSW: Phillippe confirms he’s auditioned for Captain America

Ryan Phillippe, the 35-year-old actor of Oscar-winning non-genre films such as Crash and Clint Eastwood’s Flags of Our Fathers confirmed recent rumors that he has, indeed, auditioned for the lead role of Steve Rogers in the upcoming film adaptation of Marvel’s Captain America, according to various news reports.

Phillippe joins an increasingly long list of 30-something actors who have auditioned for the part, including Channing Tatum and John Krasinski.

One part has been cast, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Hugo Weaving (The Matrix trilogy) has signed on to play arch-villain, the evil Nazi, Red Skull.

According to IMDB, Captain America is set for a July 22, 2011, debut in theaters.

Phillippe was at the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Con to promote his new May-premiering movie, the comedy MacGruber, based on a recurring Saturday Night Live skit and starring Will Forte.

David Speakman

David Speakman has spent more than two decades as a writer/editor, photographer, graphic designer and manager of creative teams in broadcast, print and the Internet. His education is in journalism, graphic design, organizational communication and law.
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