Screen Daily have released some more details about Alexander Skarsgard’s new movie “War On Everyone”
They confirm some new cast members and that worldwide distribution deals are already in place (including for the UK!).
John Michael McDonagh’s follow-up to Calvary, War On Everyone, has rounded out cast and booked some key deals with the shoot now underway in New Mexico.
Divergent star Theo James is the latest young talent to join McDonagh’s black comedy, which has begun principal photography in Albuquerque.
Michael Peña (Fury), Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood) and James are starring in the story of two corrupt cops who set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path…until they intimidate someone who is seemingly more dangerous than they are. Or is he?
Actor Paul Reiser has posted the above picture on his twitter account, showing him with Alexander Skarsgard and Michael Pena on the set of “War On Everyone”.
Alexander and Michael play the lead characters – 2 corrupt policemen, Terry and Bob.
Looking good Mr Skarsgard, looking good
Alexander Skarsgard’s highly anticipated 2016 movie “Tarzan The Untamed” is getting its first test screening for a lucky audience in Chicago on Saturday. Director David Yates has previously used the Chicago cinema-going public to test out his Harry Potter films (You may have heard of them?). He has also attended at least a couple of the screenings himself. This Tarzan screening is very early, but it may be that the director / producers have a few different ideas, and want to gage the audience reaction before the movie is completed. It’s not clear if those in attendance will be able to make any public comments afterwards, but hopefully we might get one or two juicy titbits.
UPDATE: There is also now a test screening in Los Angeles on Monday night.
Bankside Films , one of the film companies backing Alexander Skarsgard’s new movie “War On Everyone“, have released a new promo poster (also showing that Divergent star Theo James has been added to the cast).
Filming is currently taking place in New Mexico.
Principle cast: Alexander Skarsgard, Michael Pena, Tessa Thompson, Theo James.
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”.
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.
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.
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…
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”
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.
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.
Alexander attended “The Last Magazine” Party yesterday, part of NYC Fashion Week.
Alexander Skarsgard’s “Tarzan” co-star, Australian actress Margot Robbie, has been speaking (briefly) about the movie to Empire Magazine. It looks like Margot’s 2016 version of Jane will thankfully be holding her own in a movie dominated by top-class male actors – Alexander, Samuel L Jackson, Christoph Waltz, John Hurt & Djimon Hounsou.
Take her role as Jane in David Yates’ upcoming adaption of Tarzan, for example. When EMPIRE recently wondered aloud to producer David Barron if she was the film’s damsel in distress, he blurted, “Oh good Lord, no. One doesn’t hire Margot Robbie to play a damsel in distress…”
“That’s so funny,” she says, “because that was the first thing I said. I have no interest in being that.When I read the Tarzan script it felt like Indiana Jones meets Pirates of the Caribbean, a mix of big adventure, fun and humour.” When the now-fully-civilised John Clayton III, Lord Greystroke (Alexander Skarsgård), is asked to return to the Congo, Jane decides that she will travel with him, despite the inherent danger. “John has no say in the matter,” she insists. “This Jane is feisty, capable, very outspoken and not a damsel.”
CONGRATULATIONS to Alexander Skarsgard and everyone involved with “Diary of a Teenage Girl” which today has been awarded a top prize – Best Feature Length Film – at the Berlin Film Festival’s Generations Sidebar (the section of the festival aimed at younger audiences).
From Berlinale Festival Official Site
The Grand Prix of the Generation 14plus International Jury for the best feature-length film, endowed with € 7,500 by the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Federal Agency for Civic Education):
The Diary of a Teenage Girl by Marielle Heller, USA 2014
With its vibrant cinematic language, including flawless production design, this film reveals an authentic and unique woman discovering her own artistic voice and power, remarkably portrayed by a stunning newcomer. For the superlative characters brought to life by a brilliant ensemble and their director, as well as the uncompromising rejection of conventional morality in favor of human complexity the Grand Prix for the best feature goes to The Diary of a Teenage Girl by Marielle Heller.
This is the second festival prize for “Diary” which also picked up the Cinematography Award at Sundance in January.
Bustle have released an interview with Alexander Skarsgard today, in which he talks about the sex scenes in Diary of a Teenage Girl and the double standards of female sexuality.
“It was important to layer their relationship and not make him solely a predator,” says Alexander Skarsgard of his “Diary of a Teenage Girl” character character. In the film, Skarsgard plays a man who’s sleeping with his girlfriend’s 15-year-old daughter, played by newcomer Bel Powley, in 1970s San Francisco. Based on a graphic novel adapted by writer/director Marielle Heller, the movie unfolds without side-stepping around the controversial issues at hand.
“It was very emotional,” Skarsgard says of watching the film for the first time at Sundance Film Festival 2015. “It’s always fun when you watch it for the first time to listen to the audience and see what they find funny.” Like what? “Bel giving me a blowjob, apparently that was funny.”
Another new “Diary” interview has been released today, this time it’s Alexander Skarsgard, Bel Powley and Marielle Heller talking to IndieWire about how they got involved with the daring project and their biggest concerns about telling the unconventional coming-of-age story.
How did you find your Monroe?
Marielle Heller (MH): We talked a lot about the character of Monroe and how crucial it was to cast the perfect actor who could toe the line between the darkness and the humor and could find the humanity in this guy and let us into his life in a way that we could enter it without judgement and relate to him at times. We needed to be able to go on this emotional journey that Minnie goes on where she falls in love with him and feels every possible emotion towards him over the course of the journey. Alex [Skarsgard] is just the perfect person for this part. It was after I saw him in “What Maisie Knew,” that I knew he needed to have this part. I think that Alex gives such a great performance and it could be the type of thing that other actors shy away from because this character is scary. It’s a scary character to play, But Alex came in with no judgement, with total humanity and clued into the parts of this character that he could relate to and found a way to round him out that I just found to be so inspiring.