David Yates, who recently signed on to direct a live action adaptation of the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs novel, TARZAN OF THE APES, wants Alexander Skarsgard for the title role. Skarsgard made his name on TRUE BLOOD, where he plays vampire Eric Northman.
He hasn’t said yes, but I doubt he’d want to turn down the role. The film comes from a script by Stephen Sommers and Stuart Beattie. Yates also wants Samuel L. Jackson to play Williams in the film, an original character not seen in the novels. Williams is ”a Civil War veteran seeking redemption for his part in atrocities committed against Native Americans.”
I’m sure we’ll get some confirmation or denials on the casting soon.