June 13, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” star Emily Vancamp is taking further advantage of her summer hiatus from ABC drama series “Revenge” to fit in another film. THR reports Vancamp and Michael Nyqvist have been set to star in indie drama “The Girl in the Book”, written by Marya Cohn, who will also make her feature directorial debut on the project.
Vancamp will play the daughter of a literary agent who’s forced to confront her painful past when asked to work on the re-release of her father’s star client’s book: “Forced to face difficult memories and make bold decisions, she ultimately overcomes her demons, allowing her to find love and rediscover her creative voice.” Nyqvist will play the author, with filming set for mid-June in New York.
Primarily a television actress who broke out on The WB family series “Everwood”, which ran for three seasons, Vancamp then popped up on ABC drama series “Brothers and Sisters”, staying with the show for five seasons before landing her current leading gig on “Revenge”, which just wrapped season 2 and will return for season 3 in the fall. After a very extensive search, VanCamp beat out a slew of young rising film actresses for the female lead role of Sharon Carter, aka Agent 13 in sequel “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” opposite Chris Evans.
February 1, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
It’s been a long-fought battle but it looks like a victor is finally emerging in the quest to become Chris Evans’ newest leading lady in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” Deadline reports the role is going to Emily VanCamp, best known for her current starring role on ABC series “Revenge.”
VanCamp came as a surprise to those of us who have been following this casting process, as her name had never appeared on any of the previous shortlists, and she has landed the role over a plethora of some of the hottest rising film actresses right now, including Anna Kendrick, Felicity Jones, Imogen Poots, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Teresa Palmer. The character still has not been officially confirmed but is largely expected to be Sharon Carter, relative of Steve Rogers’ first love in “Captain America: The First Avenger”, Peggy (played by Hayley Atwell). Filming on the sequel under the direction of Joe and Anthony Russo will begin on April 1st. Evans, Scarlet Johansson and Sebastian Stan are returning to reprise their roles, while Anthony Mackie and Frank Grillo will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the first time.
VanCamp is a TV actress through and through, earning recognition on TV series from “Everwood” to “Brothers and Sisters” to her current gig on “Revenge”, which is now in its second season. With the boost this role will surely add to her profile though, she may find herself a little bit busier during hiatuses in the future.