28 year-old British actress Alice Eve (“She’s Out of My League,” “Sex and the City 2”) is the front-runner to play Peggy Carter in the upcoming superhero project “The First Avenger: Captain America” for Marvel Studios says E! Online.
Both Eve and fellow Brit Hayley Atwell (“The Prisoner,” “Brideshead Revisited”) have apparently undergone a second screen test this week in London for the film. Previously mentioned candidate Keira Knightley is said to be no longer in the running.
In the comics, Margaret ‘Peggy’ Carter fought in the French Resistance during WW2 who served alongside Captain America on several operations.
Whomever wins the role would join both Chris Evans as the titular Steve Rogers and Sebastian Stan as James ‘Bucky’ Barnes. The film goes into production this Summer for release July 2011.