True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard To Star in BATTLESHIP
Alexander Skarsgard, who stars in the HBO series “True Blood,” has landed a starring role in the upcoming film “Battleship.” The sci-fi film is being produced by Universal and is an adaptation of the popular Hasbro board game.
Skarsgard will star alongside Taylor Kitsch in the action-adventure movie that has a twist of sci-fi added in for a fresh feel. The film follows an international fleet that is assembled to battle an alien naval armada from another universe. Skarsgard will play the role of a straightforward naval officer who is idolized by his wild-hearted brother, Kitsch. “Hancock” director Peter Berg is in charge behind the camera on the film, with the script having been written by Jon and Erich Hoeber.
Skarsgard’s role in “Battleship” will be his first major studio film in America. He has done movies in his native Sweden before and made his first impression on American audiences in HBO’s “Generation Kill.” He currently wows audiences with his role as a vampire sheriff on “True Blood.” airing on HBO.
(Source: THR Blog)