True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard cast in Young Adult Dystopia Adaptation of Lois Lowry’s ‘The Giver’
October 1, 2013 by Rachel Tsoumbakos
Skarsgard Cast as Main Character’s Father:
It seems that Alexander Skarsgard is very busy – even with the demise of True Blood after Season 7 in 2014! There are reports he will have the starring role in Tarzan. Added to the mix is his current training for his race to beat Prince Harry to the South Pole for the charity Walking With The Wounded. Now it seems he has signed on for a role in the movie adaptation of Lois Lowry’s dystopian novel, The Giver. Skarsgard is reportedly set to play the father of main character, Jonas.
This movie will tell the story of Jonas, a young boy who has inherited the job of ‘Giver’ for his local community. In a world that is ruled with an iron fist in regards to their ‘sameness’ rule, it is a daunting task for him.
Along with Alexander Skarsgard, the cast is reported to include Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Brenton Thwaites, Odeya Rush, Cameron Monaghan and Taylor Swift. Jeff Bridges will play the title role of The Giver.
Principal photography on the Weinstein Company and Walden Media co-production is due to commence Oct. 7 in Cape Town, South Africa, while the movie is scheduled for release on August 15 2014.
Sources: E! Online – Taylor Swift Joining Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges and Alexander Skarsgård in The Giver
Hypable – ‘The Giver’: Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgard in talks to join cast
(Photot Credit: HBO Inc.)