Alexander Skarsgard as Tarzan? True Blood Star Is Frontrunner For New Movie
If you’ve dreamt of seeing True Bloodhottie Alexander Skarsgard in a leopard-print loin cloth, muscles a-rippling as he swings from vine to vine, your dreams may soon be answered.
Variety reports that Alex may soon star in a new, big-screen adaptation of Tarzan, if director David Yates gets his way. He would play “John Clayton III, known around the world as the famous ‘ape man’ Tarzan. Years after he's re-assimilated into society, he's asked by Queen Victoria to investigate the goings-on in the Congo. Tarzan teams with an ex-mercenary named George Washington Williams [rumored to be played by Samuel L. Jackson] to save the Congo from a fierce warlord who controls a massive diamond mine.”
Normally, we’d drool over any chance to see Alex’s baby blues on the huge silver screen; but we’re a little skeptical about this news.
Still, we trust Mr. Yates’s expert judgment: He also directed the last four Harry Potter films. If he can see our favorite Swede as the King of the Jungle, we’ll remain open-minded!