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'True Blood' Alexander Skarsgard to play Tarzan?

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True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard is reportedly being lined up to play Tarzan.

The actor is said to be the frontrunner to star in Harry Potter director David Yates's upcoming movie Tarzan, according to Variety.

Alexander Skarsgard

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Harry Potter Studio Tour: David Yates

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Warner Bros, the studio behind the project, is yet to finalise its casting decisions and hasn't officially offered Skarsgard the part, but he is thought to be Yates's first choice.

Tarzan is due to start shooting next summer, with the cast expected to be confirmed before the end of the year.

Tarzan and an ex-mercenary named George Washington Williams are asked by Queen Victoria to investigate the goings-on in the Congo in the reboot, with the pair attempting to save the Congo from a warlord who controls a massive diamond mine.

Henry Cavill, Charlie Hunnam and Tom Hardy had been linked to the role of Tarzan, while Samuel L Jackson is apparently in line to play Williams.

Warner Bros and Skarsgard's reps had no comment on the reports.

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