Legendary actor and Sundance Film Festival founder Robert Redford has apparently decided he’s ready to step out of the indie film world and take on as mainstream a blockbuster project as he can find. The Hollywood Reporter says that he’s in talks to play a higher-up in superspy agency S.H.I.E.L.D. in the upcoming Marvel sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Maybe he’s really inspired by the comic book studio’s worldbuilding and knack for ensemble storytelling. Also, money is cool.
An anonymous source for THR likens Redford’s role in Cap 2 to that of Ralph Fiennes‘ functionary in Skyfall. Maybe if, per the title, there actually is a depiction of winter in this film, Redford can urge directors Joe and Anthony Russo (Community, You, Me, and Dupree) to shoot part of the film in the snowy peaks of Utah, near the site of Sundance. Oh wait, it starts production this May. Sorry, Jeremiah Johnson fans.
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