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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True Blood Alumni Update

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Time for a quick update of some of our favorite True Blood actors.

Eric’s Vampire sibling, actress Lucy Griffiths, is to star in AMC’s pilot Preacher - based on the (very) graphic novel of the same name. We wish Lucy all the best with this, her True Blood character was sorely underused (more wasted potential from a show that ended up being renown for it).

Joe Manganiello has joined his fellow alumni Tara Buck, in the cast of Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday.

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Vote for “Diary” (10 Female Directors from Sundance)

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Sundance TV have included “Diary of a teenage girl” and director, Marielle Heller, in their feature on 10 Female Directors who reeled in Sundance deals.

7. Marielle Heller, The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Heller transformed her considerable pre-festival buzz for The Diary of a Teenage Girl into a deal with Sony Picture Classics. Set in 1970s San Francisco, the movie’s about a young artist who has an affair with her mother’s boyfriend. It won the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for cinematography and sources say the deal was in the low seven figures.

You can also vote for “Diary” as the featured movie you would most like to see.

Vote here

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“Vikings” Renewed for Season 4

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Gustaf Skarsgard’s hit TV show “Vikings” has been officially renewed for Season 4, to air in 2016. Season 3 has been averaging around 4.3m viewers during its current US run. With the surprising deaths developments already this season, there is no way to be sure how much longer Floki will be around, but it’s good to see one of the best shows on TV renewed for another year.

And making it a family affair, Gustaf was recently pictured on the set with younger brother Valter…….

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“Diary of a teenage girl” Release Date

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According to Sony Pictures Classics Alexander Skarsgard’s movie “Diary of a teenage girl” will be released in the US on August 7 2015. Details of how wide a release it will get will no doubt follow in due course. So that means some lucky fans will be seeing this movie within the next 5 months. (No other country information yet).

There’s also another great review of “Diary” from “Scenarios

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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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New Images from “Diary of a teenage girl”

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IndieWire have released 3 previously unseen images from Alexander’s movie “Diary of a teenage girl” today. The picture above of Alexander and Bel Powley, plus the 2 below featuring Bel and Kristen Wiig.

“Diary” is opening the New Directors / New Films Festival in New York tonight. Director Marielle Heller will also be attending for a Q&A session about the movie.

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Alexander Featured in “InStyle” Magazine

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Thanks to skarsjoy who found this clipping of Alexander in the April 2015 issue of “InStyle” Magazine.

Caption above his photo: 
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Nothing is more satisfying than witnessing your favorite dream guy prove he’s more than just a pretty face. These three hotties are all business when on camera or behind the scenes.
(The other 2 were Ryan Reynolds and Adrian Grenier) 

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Some More Sundance Portraits

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Any kind of Skarsgard news is very thin on the ground at the moment, so a special thank you to characteristicallyexhuberant for finding these 4 great portraits, to add to our Sundance 2015 collection. We’ll take whatever treasure we can get right now, especially when it looks this good :)

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“Diary” to open New Directors / New Films 2015

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Alexander Skarsgard’s movie “Diary of a Teenage Girl” is to open New Directors / New Films 2015 in New York. The festival will run from 18 to 29 March.

According to Variety

Marie Heller’s “The Diary of a Teenage Girl,” the Sundance favorite that recently earned a prize at the Berlin Film Festival, will open the 44th annual outing of New Directors/New Films, the New York festival presented every year by the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

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Final “Diary” notes from Berlin Film Festival

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The Berlin Film Festival is now over and its currently unclear when we are going to hear any more about Alexander Skarsgard’s critically acclaimed movie “Diary of a Teenage Girl”. So we thought we just post some final festival buzz ……..

From meetmeinmontenegro

Berlinale final film watching day. Diary of a Teenage Girl is a must-see when it comes to your town! Funny, sad, beautiful, charming, utterly creative. One of our favorite films.

And from flicksforsanity

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“Vikings” Invasion 3 Starts Today

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Season 3 of Gustaf Skarsgard’s completely brilliant TV show “Vikings” finally gets under way tonight on the US History Channel (10pm ET). As you may be aware, we are very partial to the odd Viking on this site, and we’re looking forward to spending a few good weeks with Floki, King Ragnar and the rest of the kick-ass gang.

The Huffington Post have put together a list of 5 ways the Vikings will invade your life:

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