Phillippe, Tatum Up For “Captain America”

Ryan Phillippe and Channing Tatum have seemingly joined the shortlist of finalists for the titular role in Marvel’s “Captain America” adaptation, adding to the four we learned about last week (read about that here).

HitFix first broke the news that Ryan Phillippe had joined the list, a fact Phillippe himself confirmed yesterday at SXSW where he told MTV News that he’s “going in to meet” on the film.

Meanwhile Deadline reports that Marvel has approached “G.I. Joe” and “Dear John” star Channing Tatum about the role.

The site also reports that British actresses Keira Knightley, Alice Eve and Emily Blunt are all under consideration for the role of Peggy, the female lead in the film. The studio is currently testing the actresses for the role.