Tommy Lee Jones Cast in CAPTAIN AMERICA
Tommy Lee Jones is joining the Army in the upcoming film “Captain America.” Jones has been cast to play U.S. Army Colonel Chester Phillips in the Marvel Studio’s feature film adaptation. Joe Johnston is directing the film which Paramount Pictures will release in 2011.
The upcoming “Captain America” film will Steve Rogers in the early years when he volunteers to participate in an experimental program, eventually becoming the Super Soldier known as Captain America. Colonel Phillips, played by Jones, is responsible in the early comics for recruiting Rogers to Project Rebirth. Jones joins a cast that already includes Chris Evans (Captain America), Hugo Weaving (Red Skull), Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, and Stanley Tucci.
Jones’ role as Colonel Phillips is likely to be more involved in the film as Marvel Studios revamped the character for the film. Jones can next be seen on the big screen in Weinstein Co.’s downsizing drama “The Company Men.”