Hayley Atwell Replaces Gemma Arterton In Close Enough


After Tom Hiddleston joined the cast of Close Enough, an upcoming biopic about the legendary Robert Capa, who was a war-photographer and photojournalist, everything looked good to go, with cameras set to roll in June. Today though, there has been a bit of a casting shake up as Gemma Arterton, who was attached to the project for quite a while, has dropped out. Replacing her will be Hayley Atwell, most well known for playing Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger.

Now, just to avoid any confusion, there are two Robert Capa biopics currently in development. There’s this one and there’s also one that is set to be directed by Michael Mann, though that’s still in the early stages of development.

As for Close Enough, the film will be helmed by director Paul Andrew Williams (Song for Marion) and will explore the relationship between Robert Capa and Gerda Taro, “focusing on their years in Paris in the 1930s and culminating with the heartbreaking events during the Spanish Civil War that would drastically alter the course of both their lives.”

Capa’s story is one that would make for an excellent film and with two strong leads headlining the project, I think we could be in for something truly special.

Hiddleston and Atwell, as proven by their work in the Marvel Universe, are both tremendously talented individuals who are now starting to branch out, which is great to see. I’m excited at the prospect of them working together and if all goes as planned, the results should be impressive.

What do you think? Are you excited to see Tom Hiddleston and Hayley Atwell lead Close Enough? Let us know in the comments section below.

Source: Screen Daily