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Ryan Phillippe Auditioning for Captain America

Ryan PhillippeMacGruber star recently confirmed to MTV News that he will be auditioning for the part of Steve Rogers, the lead role in The First Avenger: Captain America.

“I actually am going in to meet on Captain America, which is kind of cool. After Superman, he was kind of my favorite,” Phillippe said about the superhero.

Ryan, however, faces stiff competition for the role. (Fantastic Four), Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl) and Channing Tatum (G.I. Joe) are also believed to be in contention.

A shortlist for the female lead of Golden Girl reportedly includes Keira Knightley, Emily Blunt and Alice Eve. Meanwhile, Hugo Weaving (The Matrix) has been cast as Captain America’s adversary, the Red Skull.

The film - which is being directed by The Wolfman filmmaker Joe Johnston - is scheduled for release in July 2011.

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