Tom Hiddleston To Play Famous War Photographer Robert Capa In Biopic

Tom Hiddleston could make a career out of only playing Asgardian troublemaker Loki in future Marvel movies. He was the lynchpin holding The Avengers together. He’ll be a driving force in Thor: The Dark World later this year. And if he wanted to, I’m sure he could worm his way into The Avengers 2 in some shape or form. He’s just that good in that role.

But Hiddleston isn’t content to torment his half-brother Thor for the rest of his life, and so he’s locking down a juicy role in a pending biopic. quotes Hiddleston as saying he’ll play famed war photographer Robert Capa in the film Capa, which will be directed by Paul Andrew Williams (Song for Marion, London to Brighton). Capa was a refugee run out of multiple European countries who took a firm stance against fascism. Hiddleston says of the role:

"I look at [Capa’s] life and see it in heroic terms. A Hungarian kicked out of Hungary for writing against Fascism, he moved to Germany where he was kicked out for being Jewish, then he moved to France and from there began a life-long commitment to make a stand against forces of fascism.As a man he was fantastically charismatic, dynamic, vigorous, exciting and energetic, too. I plan to go to the places he lived, those places he visited, read books about him, study his photographs and, crucially, learn how he took them.”

Capa famously photographed major battle stages of World War II, including the Battle of Normandy on Omaha Beach as well as the liberation of Paris at the end of the global conflict. There’s no clarification as to which phase of Capa’s career the movie will follow – he also photographed and documented conflicts like the 1948 Arab-Israeli War and the First Indochina War. But we do know that Gemma Arterton is attached to the project, though when she joined on, she was set to appear opposite Andrew Garfield (who since has bailed).

Hiddleston has stayed busy in movies like War Horse, Midnight in Paris and The Deep Blue Sea. He’s going to have a part in The Muppets … Again. But we all want to see him as Loki, which will happen in November when Thor returns to theaters.

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