Tommy Lee Jones for Captain America May 4, 2010 Tommy Lee Jones attached to Captain America? Tommy Lee Jones is reportedly in talks for a role in Captain America: The First Avenger. According to a source close to UGO, the actor is in line to play an unnamed character in the Marvel Comics adaptation. Chris Evans is attached to play the title role, while Hayley Atwell will play love interest Peggy Carter. Directed by Joe Johnston, Captain America: The First Avenger is slated for release on July 22, 2011.