'Captain America': Add Ryan Phillippe to the contenders list

ryan-phillippe-getty-320.jpgThe never-ending casting call for the title character in "Captain America" continues. Ryan Phillippe is the latest Hollywood leading man to be considered for the pivotal role in the Marvel Studios movie universe.

Phillippe ("Stop-Loss," "Flags of Our Fathers") joins what has become a laundry list of actors to screen test for the role, including Mike Vogel ("She's Out of My League"), Garret Hedlund ("Tron Legacy"), Chris Evans ("Fantastic Four") and Chace Crawford ("Gossip Girl").

Another leading contender, "The Office's" John Krasinski, reportedly shot a screen test with a number of other Marvel Universe actors. This continued activity may mean the studio hasn't found what it's been looking for yet or is just doing additional due diligence.

Read the full story at HitFix.

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