Alice Eve


  1. Scarlett Johansson, The Horse Whisperer, 1997. After their auditions, Londoner Eve was adjuged too old at 15 and so Scarlett, at 13, became Grace, traumatised (like her horse) after being hit  by a truck. The titular Robert Redfford mends hem both.  Mom, too – Kristin Scott Thomas.

  2. Hayley Atwell, Captain America: The First Avenger, 2010.      Marvellous but not Marfvel… The daughter of British TV star Trevor Eve was short-listed for Peggy Carter. But lost her first Marvel (Comics)movie.

  3. January Jones, X-Men: First Class, 2010.    And her second… The heterochromiac  UK TV find (her right eye is green, the left is blue). actually won Emma Frost  – except her deal was never confirmed.  Another cool UK blonde, Rosamund Pike (also seen for Moira MacTaggert) entered the frame with Australia’s auteur-actress Tahyna MacManus – hoping to reprise her Emma from X-Men Origins: Wolverine, 2008. A third UK blonde
  4. Amy Adams, Man of Steel, 2011.
  5. Bérénice Mariohe, Skyfall, 2011.
  6. Rooney Mara, Side Effects, 2012.    “My last film,” said Steven Soderbergh. Hardly surprising when he wasn’t allowed to select his own leading lady! Despite his track record, his producers refused his Blake Lively choice – like Lindsay Lohan before her.  He searched on through Eve, Emily Blunt, Imogen Poots, Amanda Seyfried, Olivia Wilde and Michelle Williams before the suits agreed on Rooney. She quit Zero Dark Thirty, 2011, to take over as Emily. Happily, Soderbergh returned to directing for the cinema with Logan Lucky, 2017.
  7. Alicia Vikander, The Man From UNCLE, 2013.    For Gaby Teller, the rose betwixt the thorns  of two heroes  (the mismatched Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer), Warner suits looked at Eve, Gemma Arterton, Emilia Clarke, Sarah Gadon, Felicity Jones, Teresa Palmer and Mia Wasikowska.
  8. Kate Mara, Fantastic Four, 2014.       Plan A for the second Fox sequel was Harry Potter director David Yates in charge of Eve as Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman. (Plus Adrian Brody as Reed Richards/Mr Fantastic and Kiefer Sutherland or Bruce Willis simply voicing Ben Grimm/The Thing). With the subtitle Reborn. Plan B? Josh Trank’s version was stillborn! Film flopped. (Only ever made to save the rights). Hollywood Reporter critic Todd McCarthy called it  “a 100-minute trailer for a movie that never happens.” Marvel icon Stan Lee saw it coming and refused his seal-of-approval cameo. Kebbell called it a learning experience.



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