Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Roar Power
Jurassic World unleashed on iTunes
Halo 5 Guardians
The Master Chief returns
Movie News

Ron Perlman Part Of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
And he may be a fantastic beast
Samara Weaving Will Be The Babysitter
In McG's coming-of-age horror
More Movie News

06 October 2015
Tom Hiddleston Explains Loki's Absence From Avengers Age Of Ultron
'It was imbalancing people's expectations'
More Movie News

11 March 2016
Crimson Peak
16 October 2015
More Future Films

Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Cinderella (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Testament Of Youth (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Jimi: All Is By My Side (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Exhibition (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Tom Hiddleston Set For Close Enough
Hayley Atwell will co-star

22 April 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Screen Daily

submit to reddit

Tom Hiddleston, Hayley Atwell

It’s Marvel favourites, together at last! Yes, that buddy comedy between Third Scientist On The Left At The Start Of The Avengers and Man At Race In Iron Man 2 is a go! Actually, Song For Marion director Paul Andrew Williams has recruited Hayley Atwell and some bloke called Hiddleston for his romantic war drama Close Enough. Cue the “I’d get close enough to Tom/Hayley*” comments now. We’ll wait until you’re done.

Close Enough will chronicle the very real love story between war photographers Robert Capa and Gerda Toro. We’ll follow them from their years in Paris in the early 1930s through to the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939, history fans).

“The idea of bringing these two iconic, extraordinary characters to the big screen is one I relish,” Williams says in a statement picked up by Screen Daily. “Not only is it a beautiful love story, but Capa and Gerda influenced each other in such a dramatic way that it changed the idea of photo journalism for ever.

“I am more than delighted to be working with Tom and Hayley. After I met with Tom his passion for this project and his commitment to the script and character was so exciting.

“Hayley is someone I have wanted to work with for a long time and after a few near misses we have finally found, what I believe to be, the best project to collaborate on. The chemistry between Capa and Gerda was electric and I have confidence that Tom and Hayley will repeat that chemistry on film.”

With a June shoot planned, we’re enthused to see Williams stretching himself yet again and, let’s face it, both Hiddleston and Atwell have the chops to make it work.

*Delete as applicable. Or choose both! 

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

The World's End Gets A New Release Date
Apocalypse sooner
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

loki doing peggy
better have a sex scene or two. they do, i'm there. More

Posted by Avengers12 at 11:55 on 23 April 2013 | Report This Post

One hundred percent improvement on previous casting More

Posted by corday at 02:20 on 23 April 2013 | Report This Post

Empire's Best Horror Films For Halloween
An unlucky thirteen triple-bills

Emily Blunt Talks Sicario
On the five-star thriller, puke acting and taking Tom Cruise to The Box

Denis Villeneuve Talks Sicario
On his cartel thriller and the upcoming Blade Runner sequel

Tomorrowland: The Viewing Guide
Brad Bird talks through his sci-fi adventure, scene by scene

Empire Meets Ridley Scott
The great director on The Martian, Blade Runner 2 and the Prometheus sequels

Life On Mars: Trips To The Red Planet
A dozen of cinema's Martian misadventures

10 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys You’ll Want To Own
Falcon quad copter? BB-8 Sphero? We’re already asking for pay raises…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)