Alexander Skarsgard is taking a break from his days as a sexy vampire in HBO's "True Blood" to journey deep into the jungle. He will portray "Tarzan" in a new David Yates-directed film, coming out of Warner Bros.
The gorgeous Margot Robbie, who portrayed Leonardo DiCaprio's love interest in "The Wolf of Wall Street", is playing Tarzan's wife Jane. An amazing cast rounds out the rest of the ensemble including two-time Academy Award-winner Christoph Waltz, Djimon Honsou and Samuel L. Jackson.
Now WB has revealed the plot for the upcoming film. Opposed to going the origin route, which seems to be all the rage these days, they will introduce us to a Tarzan who is now domesticated and has shed his wild ways. Check out the synopsis below:
"It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane (Margot Robbie) at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian, Captain Leon Rom (Christoph Waltz). But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash."
Skarsgard seems like the perfect actor, both in physicality and energy, to portray this character. He's dabbled with a few other film roles as seen in "Disconnect" and "The East", but "Tarzan" could really put him on the map like never before if Yates and team pull it off.
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"Tarzan" will hit AMC Theatres in 2016
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