Anna Kendrick, Imogen Poots and Felicity Jones have emerged as the current front-runners to play the female lead in the upcoming superhero sequel “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” says The New York Post.
Joe and Anthony Russo are directing the follow-up to 2011’s ‘First Avenger’ launch film in the series. This chapter sees the return of Sebastian Stan’s previously thought dead Bucky Barnes – this time in the form of the villain ‘Winter Soldier’. Anthony Mackie recently joined the cast as well.
Kendrick is the most well-known of the trio thanks to high profile roles in “Up in the Air,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” “50/50” and “Twilight”.
Poots is quickly making a name for herself with roles in the likes of “Fright Night,” “Jane Eyre,” “28 Weeks Later” and “V for Vendetta”.
Felicity Jones won a Special Jury Prize at Sundance last year for “Like Crazy” and has also had roles in “Hysteria,” “The Tempest,” “Chalet Girl,” “Brideshead Revisited” and “Cemetery Junction”.
Details of the role itself are unknown, though in the comic storyline Peggy Carter’s niece Sharon was a key role.