Alexander Skarsgard in Talks to Star Opposite Brit Marling in Eco-Thriller THE EAST

     August 22, 2011


I have not started watching season four of True Blood yet, and I probably never will.  But at the end of the season, I will seek out a compilation of the Eric scenes, because Alexander Skarsgard is a boss.  Filmmakers agree, and are increasingly wooing Sarsgard for a variety of roles, including big studio releases like Straw Dogs and Battleship, and smaller fare like Melancholia and What Maisie Knew.  His new role is an interesting entry in the latter category: Skarsgard is in talks to join fellow rising star Brit Marling in The East.

The story centers on a female FBI agent who infiltrates an eco-terrorist group that call themselves The East.  According to Heat Vision, Skarsgard would play “the leader of the group who seeks revenge against unethical corporations.”  Zat Batmanglij will direct from a script he co-wrote with Marling—the duo previously collaborated on Sundance darling The Sound of My Voice.  Fox Searchlight, the home of Sound of My Voice, is the likely home for the production, tentatively scheduled to shoot in Nashville in October.  We will definitely keep our eye on The East as the project develops.

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  • jazzy jace

    Wow, Matt, you’ll probably never watch season 4 of True Blood, why??? Oh, let me guess, you prefer Twilight, riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

  • Dogg

    Dude better pick his roles carefully. He’s build up a ton of good will from both male and female fans. If he cashes all that in for some goddam romantic comedy he’s dead to me. No pun intended.

  • Cloud720

    Eric is not a boss this season. He has actually been a bitch all season.

  • xiuyi wang

    you gonna be disappointed by the ‘bossiness’ of alex-s in season 4