Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Heinz Kruger

“Captain America” is based on the Marvel Comic book hero. The film’s story follows Steve Rogers (Captain America) as he transitions from a puny, brave man determined to join the army but constantly rejected because of his physical weaknesses to ‘Captain America’ as the result of the injection of a chemical designed by Dr Abraham Erskine (Stanley Tucci). Richard Armitage plays Heinz Kruger ” … who works for Hydra. He’s an operative and he’s sent in to sabotage the experiment, which Dr Erskine is doing on this, this boy. I don’t think he knows a great deal about it, but he knows that he has to get the serum and eliminate any possibility that that serum will ever be created again on American soil. He’s managed to infiltrate the State Department as an American called Fred Clemson and he’s in the observation lab as the experiment’s taking place”. (Richard Armitage speaking of his role, Captain America – July 2011, Trailer Addict)

 

I wanted him to be human, and I wanted him to be the kind of spy that had a moral conscience so he’s not just a tool, he’s actually … he really believes that he’s fighting for the Fatherland. (Trailer Addict, July 16, 2011)

 

Production details

Cast
Chris Evans – Steve Rogers/Captain America
Hayley Atwell – Peggy Carter 
Tommy Lee Jones – Colonel Chester Phillips
Hugo Weaving – Johann Schmidt / Red Skull
Stanley Tucci – Dr. Abraham Erskine
Richard Armitage – Heinz Kruger 
Toby Jones – Dr. Arnim Zola
Neal McDonough – Timothy ‘Dum Dum’ Dugan
JJ Field – James Montgomery Falsworth
Sebastian Stan – James Buchanan ‘Bucky’ Barnes
Dominic Cooper – Howard Stark
Derek Luke – Gabe Jones
Kenneth Choi – Jim Morita
Bruno RicciJacques Dernier –

 

Director
Joe Jackson

Writers
Christopher Markus (screenplay)
Stephen McFeely (screenplay)
Joe Simon (comic books)
Jack Kirby (comic books)

 

I think that everyone has to have a real moral compass and really desire to do the right thing for their own country … (Trailer Addict, July 16, 2011)