John Krasinki is parlaying his success with The Office into a promising movie career. The star has already appeared in a number of modest Hollywood hits like License to Wed, and even starred alongside George Clooney in Leatherheads.
Now he is reportedly rumored to be near bagging a role that could catapult him to official movie stardom.
According to reports, he is getting closer to landing the role of Captain America in Marvel Studios’ The First Avenger: Captain America.
Krasinski has reportedly been meeting with the producers since the start of 2010 and has read for the role and even done some screen tests. He allegedly read for the role four times and has done two screen tests.
He is reportedly also reading with different actresses who are up for the female leads. The final decision for the casting might be announced in a just a few weeks.