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Local Has Part In New Captain America Film

Reported: Apr. 3, 2014 9:18 PM EDT
Updated: Apr. 4, 2014 12:54 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Taisha Walker) -- Thursday night’s premiere of the new Captain America movie is one a local detective and comic book fan won't forget.

Detective Jeremy Burns with the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office landed a small role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

The Boone County native plays a military police officer in the new Marvel film.

Detective Burns said when he auditioned for the role in Cleveland, along with hundreds of people, he never thought he'd receive a call back.

He said it all became real when he attended the movie premiere earlier this week in Cleveland.

"That was surreal, being with all those people in one building and actually sitting in a theatre and seeing what you worked so hard to make,” he said. “You're sharing that with people who helped make it and so there's a lot more enthusiasm than your regular movie viewer."

Detective Burns said he also auditioned for a role for Star Wars: Episode VII. He's still waiting to hear if he made the cut. Captain America: The Winter Soldier premieres Thursday at 8 p.m. at marquee Cinemas in Charleston.



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