After Emily Blunt turned down the role—owing perhaps to the fact that her main squeeze, The Office’s John Krasinski, lost the chance to put on the blue tights—rumors are swirling today that Alice Eve, the recent bombshell star of She’s Out of My League, is in the running for the role of Peggy Carter, Captain America’s girlfriend in the upcoming First Avenger: Captain America film.

According to E! Online:

A well-placed source tells me that British actress Alice Eve, 28, is the front-runner to play Peggy Carter in the much chattered about upcoming superhero movie The First Avenger: Captain America.

You may not know Eve by name (yet), but…

She’s the blond beauty in the recently released She’s Out of My League. She’ll also be seen next month in the second Sex and the City movie playing Charlotte’s nanny.

Also up for the Peggy Carter part is fellow Brit Hayley Atwell, 28. I’m told both actresses are screen-testing for the second time for the coveted role tomorrow in London. I also hear that Keira Knightley is no longer in the running.

If hired, the ludicrously cute and charming would be joining Chris Evans as Cap America, and Hugo Weaving as the Red Skull.  The film is beginning to sound more and more intriguing… now only if they can figure out a way to make the Captain’s uniform not look as insanely dumb as it does in the comics (c’mon—he has wings over his ears!).

What do you think of Alice Eve in the role?