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EXCLUSIVE: Tom Hiddleston to play Robert Capa

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Keen not to get typecast after becoming Hollywood's favourite new villain in The Avengers, Tom Hiddleston has exclusively revealed to us that his next role will be firmly on the 'good' side of the spectrum.

He'll be playing famed war photographer Robert Capa in a new biopic entitled Capa for director Paul Andrew Williams, best known for London to Brighton and, more recently, Song For Marion.

"I look at [Capa’s] life and see it in heroic terms," Hiddleston explains. "A Hungarian kicked out of Hungary for writing against Fascism, he moved to Germany where he was kicked out for being Jewish, then he moved to France and from there began a life-long commitment to make a stand against forces of fascism."

Hiddleston also revealed that he plans some thorough research before he starts the project.

"As a man he was fantastically charismatic, dynamic, vigorous, exciting and energetic, too," he enthuses. "I plan to go to the places he lived, those places he visited, read books about him, study his photographs and, crucially, learn how he took them.”

The film is also set to star Gemma Arterton who was originally attached alongside Andrew Garfield, who has since dropped out. Predictably, it's not the only Capa film in the works with Michael Mann working on a project called Waiting For Robert Capa.

There's no word on when the film will start shooting.

Tom Hiddleston will next be seen in Thor: The Dark World.

UPDATE: According to The Playlist, Gemma Arterton is no longer involved

You can read the full interview by Joe Ellison in next week's magazine

(Images: All Star)

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