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Saturday 22 November 2014

Redford up for Captain America 2?

Robert Redford is tipped for a role in the Captain America sequel
Robert Redford is tipped for a role in the Captain America sequel

Robert Redford may be starring in the Captain America sequel.

The two-time Oscar winner is said to be in talks to join the follow-up, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The 76-year-old has been tipped for a "senior leadership role in SHIELD", possibly the boss of the organisation's leader Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson).

Chris Evans is already set to return as lead hero Steve Rogers aka Captain America, with Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter.

Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders and Jackson are among the stars expected to make an appearance with the SHIELD outfit, along with Marvel newcomers Anthony Mackie as Falcon, Frank Grillo as Crossbones and Revenge's Emily VanCamp as the film's female lead.

Production on The Winter Soldier, which will be directed by brothers Joe and Anthony Russo, is expected to get under way in the coming weeks for a 2014 release.

Redford, who will return to the UK for the second Sundance London film and music festival in April, was last seen in 2007's Lions For Lambs, which also starred Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep.

He will next star in political thriller The Company You Keep, which he directed and produced, which opens in UK cinemas on June 7.

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