Hayley Atwell Cast As Peggy Carter

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Marvel announced actress Hayley Atwell will be playing Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger opposite Chris Evans who will be donning the shield as Captain America.

Joe Johnston is directing the film that was 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.

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.

This movie is just a string of movies based on Marvel properties coming out in the next few years including Iron Man 2 this summer, Thor in 2011 and the Avengers in 2012.