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Margot Robbie – More On Tarzan

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Margot Robbie has been talking to elmundo.es about her Hollywood career, including a little bit about Tarzan and Alexander Skarsgard. The interview has been written up in Spanish, but our wonderful site owner Barbara has translated any mention of Tarzan  for us. And whilst we are obviously always searching for the intellectual content of each article we couldn’t help but notice that Margot admits she has  “never seen a body like his”.

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Alexander Skarsgard to star in “War On Everyone”

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Rumors have been circulating for a few days now that Alexander Skarsgard is to appear in the new John Michael McDonagh movie “War On Everyone“.

Headgear Films have Alexander listed under the cast, along with Michael Pena.

UPDATE: IMDb are now showing Alexander at the top of the cast list.

And today Deadline seem to confirm his involvement, stating that he is playing the part of “Terry”. Terry is one of 2 crooked cops who are the film’s  central characters.

From Deadline

Tessa Thompson (Dear White People) has been set as the female lead opposite Alexander Skarsgard and Michael Pena in John Michael McDonagh’s indie feature War On Everyone. The film revolves around two corrupt cops who make money blackmailing criminals — until they come up against one who might be far more dangerous than they are. Thompson will play a former stripper who ultimately ends up in a relationship with Terry (Skarsgard). 

This seems to us good enough confirmation that Alexander now has this role in the movie. Below is the current synopsis from Headgear Films.

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Looking Forward To 2016 Blockbusters Including Tarzan

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Den of Geek have included Alexander Skarsgard’s movie Tarzan (Tarzan The Untamed) in their list of blockbusters to look forward to next year.

Harry Potter director David Yates is in post-production on his live-action telling of the Tarzan story. His film stars Alexander Skarsgard in the title role, with Margot Robbie as Jane and Christoph Waltz as Captain Rom. Samuel L Jackson and John Hurt are also on board this one.

Perhaps the only doubt over the project is its release date as things stand. Will Warner Bros really release this opposite Spielberg’s The BFG? We’d be surprised if there wasn’t a release date shuffle in the coming months…

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“Diary of a teenage girl” is the most important coming-of-age movie in years

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Alexander Skarsgard’s movie “Diary of a teenage girl” opened the New Directors / New Films Festival in NYC last night, and following on from the reactions it received at both Sundance and Berlinale, the movie has been heaped with critical praise.

According to FilmSchoolRejects it is the “most important coming-of-age movie in years”.

When director and screenwriter Marielle Heller introduced her debut feature, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, at last night’s New Directors/New Films kickoff premiere in New York, she likened Phoebe Gloeckner’s novel to Catcher In the Rye for girls. The book, which features Gloeckner’s own original drawings and is reportedly loosely based on her own coming-of-age, making it a bit of a novel/graphic novel/autobiography hybrid, is just that seminal and that original, so it’s only fitting that Heller’s film is also an instant classic in its own right.

Heller’s film – a years-long passionate project – premiered back at Sundance in January, where it was almost instantaneously hailed as one of the best of the fest (I remember the cavalcade of tweets that clogged up my feed as soon as the film’s first screening let out, combined with the horrific panic when I realized there was no way I could make a subsequent screening of the film fit into my packed schedule) and then quickly snapped up by Sony Pictures Classics. It’s easy enough to describe the film as a coming-of-age story, but the film is deeply creative and uncomfortably honest in ways that are often missing from current coming-of-age stories. It cuts to the bone, and then it keeps going.

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“Diary” at Berlinale

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Diary of a Teenage Girl” had its European debut at the Berlin Film Festival, Berlinale last Saturday. The movie was as warmly received here as it had been at Sundance earlier in the month. All 3 showings quickly sold out shortly after the tickets were released. Alexander didn’t attend, but Bel Powley and director Marielle Heller were there.

The Berlin Film Journal posted a great review:

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Alexander Skarsgard & Bel Powley talk to “Vulture”

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A new interview with Alexander Skarsgard and his “Diary of a Teenage Girl” co-star Bel Powley has been released today by Vulture

They talk about their characters relationship in the movie and about  sex scenes and 70′s mustaches:

If you’ve been missing Alexander Skarsgård’s naked torso since the finale of True Blood, never fear. There’s plenty of Skarsgård to be seen inThe Diary of A Teenage Girl, one of the highlights of this very sexy Sundance. Diary is the directorial debut of actress Marielle Heller, who wrote the screenplay adaptation of Phoebe Gloeckner’s graphic novel herself. The film tells the story of precocious 15-year old artist Minnie (newcomer Bel Powley), who lives with her very permissive single mother (Kristen Wiig) in 1976 San Francisco, and is in the midst of experiencing a sexual awakening in the very capable and surprisingly not lecherous hands of her mother’s boyfriend, twenty years her senior (Skarsgård, 38). “I just had sex. Holy shit!” is the first line of the movie, narrated from Minnie’s thoughts. Sony Pictures Classics picked up the distribution rights and Powley, who’s 22 and pulls off an American accent so seamlessly you’d never suspect she’s British, is enjoying the well-deserved heaps of praise and “It Girl” status Cary Mulligan enjoyed back in 2009 for the similar (but more creepy and less naked) An Education. Jada Yuan caught up with the pair as they scarfed down hamburgers to talk unorthodox auditions, on-screen chemistry, and why the ‘70s were the golden age of mustaches.

First of all, why did both of you want to sign on for this? It’s a beautiful story and beautifully told, but there are a lot of sex scenes.
Powley: I think it’s a really important story for women and for young girls and I think it needed to be told. The character of Minnie, everything she does, the way she feels, the way she acts really resonated with me. It’s what I was like as a teenage girl and I think it’s going to resonate with every woman. I was also 15 seven years ago, so I can remember.

Were you that precocious at 15?
Powley: Yeah, I was, at times. You don’t have to have an affair with your mum’s boyfriend to be able to relate with Minnie and how she acts. I think it’s just more the extremity of feelings that you have when you’re a teenager and like, the frustration and when you’re really hormonal and you flip between emotions.

Skarsgård: And she’s not always precocious. I feel like sometimes she’s like a little child. And I feel like Monroe has that quality as well. I think that’s kind of how they find each other in a way. There are moments where he’s like a 15-year-old boy and then he pulls himself out of that, like “Oh, no, now I’m a grown man.” And I think that gives life to their relationship.

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The Best of the “Diary of a Teenage Girl” Reviews from Sundance

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We were all pretty busy last weekend trying to keep up with all the gorgeous new photographs of Alexander Skarsgard coming out of his promotional trip to Sundance, but in the midst of all the skarsporn madness, his movie “Diary of a Teenage Girl” became a big festival hit with the critics and audiences alike.

Below are some of the highlights from some of the great reviews, each with a link below to click for the full feature.

Most impressively, however, Heller maintains the book’s seriocomic ambivalence — which makes sense when reading the bright yet very immature first-person meanderings of a 15-year-old mind circa 1976 on the page, but might easily have curdled into sensationalism or grotesquerie onscreen. Minnie probably doesn’t know what the word “pederasty” is, and doesn’t think of herself as a victim. But at the same time, she’s very badly served by her lack of responsible adult role models — Mom, Monroe and their friends seem to be living improvisational lives that any children must just fit into as best they can.

Faithful to the book’s vision (if more physically attractive), Skarsgard makes Monroe so easygoing and likable you sometimes forget that his passivity is actually a contemptible willingness to let his libido make decisions by default — for which he then blames “manipulative” Minnie.

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“Diary” Video Interviews with Park City TV & The Wrap

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Here are 2 more video interviews from last weekend at Sundance, with Alexander Skarsgard, Bel Powley and Marielle Heller talking about their big festival hit  “Diary of a Teenage Girl“.

Firstly from Park City Television on the red carpet.

And secondly their interview with The Wrap at the Sundance Indiegogo Lounge

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2 Days Until “Diary” World Premiere At Sundance 2015

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The world premiere of “Diary of a Teenage Girl” is now just 2 days away at Sundance 2015. Kristen Wiig, Bel Powley and Phoebe Gloeckner (writer of the original graphic novel) are already confirmed as on their way to the festival. We’ll have to wait and see if Alexander Skarsgard is also in attendance for what would be his first official public appearance since……..well I don’t know……the dinosaurs died out maybe? Let’s just cross our fingers and toes for the next 48 hours (unless some kind publicist can put us out of our misery).

“Diary” now has it’s own official Facebook and Twitter pages, so please follow them to show your support for Alexander’s latest project.

The movie has also made quite a few of the “things to look forward to at Sundance” lists.

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“Diary of a Teenage Girl” confirmed for Sundance Film Festival

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Great news for fans waiting for the first glimpse of Alexander Skarsgard’s new movie “Diary of a Teenage Girl”. It  has today been confirmed as an entry in the Dramatic Competition at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. There are 16 films in this section of the festival and all will receive their world premieres at the event, which takes place from January 22nd to February 1st in Park City, Utah.

From Variety

“The Diary of a Teenage Girl” (Director and screenwriter: Marielle Heller) — Minnie Goetze is a 15-year-old aspiring comic-book artist, coming of age in the haze of the 1970s in San Francisco. Insatiably curious about the world around her, Minnie is a pretty typical teenage girl. Oh, except that she’s sleeping with her mother’s boyfriend. Cast: Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgard, Christopher Meloni, Kristen Wiig.

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