Sam Worthington Joins THE KEEPING ROOM; Alexander Skarsgard Up for THE CROW?

     April 29, 2013


We’ve got a couple of casting stories to share this evening.  First up, Deadline reports that Sam Worthington has joined the cast of the Civil War drama The Keeping Room.  Set in the final days of the Civil War, the story centers on three southern women—two sisters and one African American slave—who are forced to defend their home against an onslaught of soldiers who have broken off from the approaching Union Army.  Brit Marling (Sound of My Voice), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), and Nicole Beharie (Shame) are set to star as the female leads, with Marling filling the elder sister role that was previously occupied by Olivia Wilde.

Daniel Barber (Harry Brown) is directing from a script by Julia Hart, and production is set to get underway in June.  Details regarding Worthington’s character aren’t given, but the actor most recently wrapped David Ayer’s thriller Ten.  Hit the jump to find out who may be toplining the remake of The Crow instead of Tom Hiddleston.

alexander-skarsgard-the-crowJust a little over a week ago, it was reported that The Avengers villain and Tumblr-favorite Tom Hiddleston was in early talks to star in director F. Javier Gutierrez’s remake of The Crow.  Well now Deadline is crying foul over the previous report, claiming that Hiddleston’s involvement amounted to “a simple conversation” and nothing more.  The outlet instead reports that it’s True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard who is the top contender to lead The Crow, noting that there’s no formal offer yet but “it’s Skarsgard’s role if he wants it.”

At this point it’s tough to parse out just what exactly is going on behind-the-scenes of The Crow, but Skarsgard is apparently fielding a number of offers in the wake of the delay/cancellation of Tarzan.  The actor was poised to star in Harry Potter director David Yates’ new iteration of the Edgar Rice Burroughs story this summer, before Warner Bros. abruptly halted production over budget issues.  With a fall production start-date planned for The Crow, we should hear some firm casting news in the coming months.

What do you think, folks?  Should it be Hiddleston, Skarsgard, or another actor entirely who inhabits the title role in The Crow?


Around The Web

Latest News

Zack Snyder Defends MAN OF STEEL Ending; Teases Batman Connection and Brainiac

Ben Affleck reveals how the Metropolis destruction affected Bruce Wayne.

Friday Box Office: Holdovers Still in Charge as TERMINATOR GENISYS and MAGIC MIKE XXL Stumble into Holiday Frame

Despite solid Wednesday starts, this weekend’s two new releases will not overtake 'Inside Out’ and ‘Jurassic World’ over the July Fourth weekend.

Kevin Spacey & Adrien Brody Talk Directors, Collaboration at Jameson First Shot

The short film competition this weekend announced its three winners: Stephan Tempier, Mark Middlewick & Travis Calvert

Our Favorite “AMERICAN” Movies

With “American” in the title, it can’t be bad.

BLACK PANTHER: Ava DuVernay Passes on Directing the Marvel Film

The 'Selma' filmmaker says she and Marvel had different ideas about what a 'Black Panther' movie should be.

High-Res Presentation Reel Reveals the JOHN CARTER that Could Have Been

This actually looks awesome.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN Scenes Include a Rainy Rooftop Battle and Solemn Chats with Alfred

Get ready for some more crash-bang destruction, now with twice the superheroes!

Skydance CEO & COO David Ellison and Dana Goldberg and Director Alan Taylor Talk TERMINATOR GENISYS

The director and producers talk first cut, deleted scenes, what they learned from friends and family screenings, Easter eggs, and more.

Disney’s 9 Most Wicked Animated Villains

Haleigh, Matt, and Dave single out their picks for best Disney Animated villains, ranging from Snow White's Evil Queen to Hercules' sassy ruler of the Underworld.

New ANT-MAN Trailer Disses the Iron Man Armor

Hank Pym believes that a suit designed to make someone shrink down to the size of an ant isn't “cute technology”.

Page 1 of 4,02712345...102030...Last »
echo ' '; ?>