Contact Us

‘Tarzan’ Director’s Top Pick for Lead Is Alexander Skarsgard

Alexander Skarsgard

It looks like director David Yates may have found his ‘Tarzan‘ in Alexander Skarsgard — the ‘True Blood‘ actor has emerged as the clear and victorious front-runner for the job of “guy who wears loin cloth and hangs out in trees.”

Variety reports that out of the possible candidates for Warner Bros.’ upcoming update on ‘Tarzan,’ Alexander Skarsgard is standing taller than the rest — no, really, the guy is 6’4″. David Yates, who helmed the last four ‘Harry Potter’ films for the studio, was looking at the WB roster of leading men (is there a catalog for this? Can we subscribe?), including ‘Man of Steel‘s Henry Cavill, Tom Hardy of the upcoming ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ and Charlie Hunnam of Guillermo del Toro‘s ‘Pacific Rim.’ Skarsgard only recently found himself in the WB business with parts in ‘Hidden’ and the upcoming Viking epic, ‘Vanguard.’

And out of those four, it seems Yates is most keen on Skarsgard to take on the iconic role of Tarzan in the film, which is scheduled to begin shooting next summer. Samuel L. Jackson might also star in the movie — he’s being eyed to play ex-mercenary George Washington Williams who teams up with Tarzan to investigate some drama in the Congo per Queen Victoria’s request. The film takes place several years after Tarzan has been assimilated into society and is known as John Clayton III.

Best of Z94

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Z Army quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Z Army contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.