We recently reported that test casting began on The First Avenger: Captain America and now it seems we have a new synopsis for the film. FeatureFilmCasting.com has recently put out a casting call for The First Avenger: Captain America and included was a synopsis of the film, which you can read below.
Born during the Great Depression, Steve Rogers grew up a frail youth in a poor family. Horrified by the newsreel footage of the Nazis in Europe, Rogers was inspired to enlist in the army. However, because of his frailty and sickness, he was rejected. Overhearing the boy's earnest plea, General Chester Phillips offered Rogers the opportunity to take part in a special experiment... Operation: Rebirth.
After weeks of tests, Rogers was at last administered the Super-Solider Serum and bombarded by 'vita-rays.' Steve Rogers emerged from the treatment with a body as perfect as a body can be and still be human. Rogers was then put through an intensive physical and tactical training program. Three months later, he was given his first assignment as Captain America. Armed with his indestructible shield and battle savvy, Captain America has continued his war against evil both as a sentinel of liberty and as leader of the Avengers.
The site also mentioned the previously-mentioned names who tried out for the title role - Chace Crawford, John Krasinski, Scott Porter, Mike Vogel, Michael Cassidy, Patrick Fleuger - and said that a decision on the lead was expected in the next few weeks. It was also said that filming was slated to begin on June 28.
The First Avenger: Captain America will be directed by Joe Johnston from a script by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. The film is currently set for a July 22, 2011 release date.