Hayley Atwell Confirms Tommy Lee Jones To Co-Star In 'Captain America'

Hayley AtwellEarlier this year, Hayley Atwell joined the cast of director Joe Johnston's "The First Avenger: Captain America" as Peggy Carter, a resistance fighter and Cap's first love.

While the majority of the film's cast has already been locked down, Atwell inadvertently confirmed that veteran actor Tommy Lee Jones will also play a part within the movie during a recent event.

"I've yet to meet Tommy Lee Jones, although I think I have a scene with him, which I'm really looking forward to doing," revealed Atwell during an interview with Leicester Square TV. According to ComingSoon.net, Jones is rumored to portray the man who recruited Steve Rogers into the super soldier program, General Chester Phillips.

Atwell also stated that she has already met two of her other co-stars, Chris Evans and Sebastian Stan.

"I've met up with Sebastian Stan and Chris Evans who play Bucky and Captain America," related Atwell. "And they're lovely and absolutely charming boys. We went to see 'Iron Man 2' together and just get a sense of what Marvel is about. That was great fun."

With filming scheduled to begin next month, Atwell also revealed that she is currently in training for her role.

"I'm training at the moment, six days a week to make her a little more military," said Atwell. "And [to] make it convincing that I could kick butt. But it's great fun and I'm really looking forward to doing it."

"The First Avenger: Captain America" will invade theaters on July 22, 2011.

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