Gemma Arterton had a busier schedule than most in 2010, but as any up-and-coming performer in Hollywood will tell you: “when you’re hot, you’re hot” – which means her star power won’t be cooling off anytime soon. Total Film is reporting that the actress, who appeared in mega-budgeted blockbusters like Prince of Persia: The Sand of Time and Clash of the Titans as well as indies like The Disappearance of Alice Creed and Tamara Drewe this past year, is in talks to co-star in Michael Mann’s buzz-worthy biopic of famed war photographer Robert Capa.
The project is set up at Sony and is said to focus primarily on the torrid two-year romance between Capa and fellow photographer Gerda Taro during the Spanish Civil War. Arterton would of course portray Taro, but what’s even more interesting is who the director is looking at to play Capa. When asked about the film, the beautiful Brit seemed to spill the beans about the lucky young thespian who could take role:
[the biopic about the combat photographer Robert Capa] is confirmed, so I should be working with your hottest actor, Andy Garfield!”
This is the first that we’re hearing about Garfield’s involvement in the project, but considering his acclaimed performances in The Social Network and Never Let Me Go and his starring role in the new Spider-Man film (which strengthens his relationship with Capa’s distributor/financier/production company Sony) it’s not totally unreasonable to assume that the coveted part could be his.
We’ll be following this award-worthy project closely as it gears up to shoot in 2011, so stay tuned for more information.
Source: Total Film