Comedian Dane Cook and two-thirds of pop trio The Jonas Brothers have auditioned for roles in the upcoming big scree revival of Marvel’s Captain America, Hollywire.com dished on Tuesday. Cook and Kevin and Joe Jonas have read for the role of the superhero and other parts in the movie, a remake of the critically-panned 1990 original.
On Monday, Dane updated his Twitter account with the following message: “I’m minus 7% body fat now, bones replaced w/lightweight scandium alloy! Had to get shredded (pictured) for Captain America audition and standup tour.”
When a fan asked if he is really going to audition, Cook replied: “I did already. They might be going young. I say go RDJr route – give me the part!”
Sadly for Dane, landing the part may not be as easy as a snap of the fingers. In fact, there are a number of candidates up for the role: including The Office’s John Krasinski, Gossip Girl hunk Chace Crawford, and Mike Vogel of Cloverfield fame. God, give us anyone but Dane Cook!
Captain America — directed by Joe Johnston — is scheduled to begin production in the UK this summer.