Alexander Skarsgard Boards BATTLESHIP
From THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER comes news that Alexander Skarsgard, (yummy vampire Eric of HBO’s True Blood), will star in BATTLESHIP along with Taylor Kitsch. Based on the Hasbro “Hey, you sunk my battleship!” game, Peter Berg (HANCOCK) is directing Universal’s big sci-fi, action-adventure film.
THR says BATTLESHIP,
…adds an “alien invasion” element to the screen story. The script, by Jon and Erich Hoeber, revolves around an international fleet coming together to battle a water-bound armada of otherworldly origin. Skarsgard will play Kitsch’s brother, a straight and narrow naval officer whom Kitsch, a wildly spirited naval officer, idolizes.
Skarsgard lost out to Chris Hemsworth for the lead role in THOR. Argh! Anyhoo, he still got other projects “going for him…which is nice.” TRUE BLOOD just began it’s 3rd season and before BATTLESHIP starts, Skarsgard will shoot Lars von Trier’s MELANCHOLIA.
BATTLESHIP is presently scheduled to be in theaters May 18, 2012.