Toby Jones, the British actor best known for playing real-life characters such as Truman Capote in “Infamous,” will co-star as a villainous scientist in Marvel Studios’ “Captain America.”
Jones is in final negotiations to portray Arnim Zola in the production, which already has Hugo Weaving as another bad guy, the Red Skull. The movie shoots this summer in England.
In comics lore, Zola was a genetic engineer who created clones and various monstrosities for Hitler. He also captured his own mental self, inserting it into a robot, and survived the war.
Joe Johnston is directing the World War II-set movie, which sees Chris Evans as the famed superhero. Sebastian Stan is playing sidekick Bucky Barnes, while Hayley Atwell is the hero’s love interest, Peggy Carter.
Jones also is known Stateside for playing Swifty Lazar in “Frost/Nixon” and Karl Rove in Oliver Stone’s “W.” He also does voice work for the “Harry Potter” movies, playing Dobby the House Elf, and will soon shoot “The Rite” with Anthony Hopkins. He will next be seen in Universal’s comedy “Your Highness” with James Franco and Natalie Portman.