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True Blood's vamp-hunk Alexander Skarsgard tries to keep Battleship afloat

06.18.2010
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Alexander Skarsgard, dreamy and devious vampire sheriff of HBO's hit "True Blood", is swapping his fangs for a uniform in Universal's big-budget BATTLESHIP.

Director Peter Berg is taking the classic pegs-and-guesses board game into "a contemporary story of an international five-ship fleet engaged in a very dynamic, violent and intense battle." The enemy? Some mysterious water-based aliens.

Taylor Kitsch ("Friday Night Lights", WOLVERINE) is the hotshot naval captain charged with engaging the unearthly foes. Skarsgard will play his brother, "a straight and narrow naval officer whom Kitsch, a wildly spirited naval officer, idolizes." (An idolized brother? Talk about painting a bullseye on the guy. If he makes it past the first act, it'll be a miracle.) The movie doesn't hit until June 18, 2012.

Skarsgard will also appear in the upcoming remake of STRAW DOGS. If you're looking for some of his pre-bloodsucker work, check out "Generation Kill" or the all-star (by which I mean Billy Zane, Michael Madsen and Sean Pertwee) WWII action flick THE LAST DROP:

Extra Tidbit: Skarsgard was a contender for THOR, but his dad Stellan wound up with a role in Marvel's movie instead.
Source: Heat Vision

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5:10PM on 06/18/2010

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2:24AM on 06/18/2010

Ye gods!

Why DIDN'T they cast him as Thor?? He would've been perfect!

I like him in True Blood: great actor in a great show.
Why DIDN'T they cast him as Thor?? He would've been perfect!

I like him in True Blood: great actor in a great show.
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1:48AM on 06/18/2010
He's replacing Jeremy Renner (after he decided to take Hawkeye in The Avengers), correct? Or am I confusing board game movies?
He's replacing Jeremy Renner (after he decided to take Hawkeye in The Avengers), correct? Or am I confusing board game movies?
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12:39AM on 06/18/2010
I liked The Last Drop.
I liked The Last Drop.
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12:32AM on 06/18/2010
This is great news. I am a huge fan of Skarsgard and think he is a fantastic actor. He plays Eric so well on True Blood week after week and is one of the best parts of the show. Glad to see him getting bigger roles, he deserves it. I also need to check out Generation Kill, heard great things. Also, he would have made an awesome Captain America.
This is great news. I am a huge fan of Skarsgard and think he is a fantastic actor. He plays Eric so well on True Blood week after week and is one of the best parts of the show. Glad to see him getting bigger roles, he deserves it. I also need to check out Generation Kill, heard great things. Also, he would have made an awesome Captain America.
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2:23AM on 06/18/2010
You had me until the "Captain America" bit. He would have killed as Thor.
You had me until the "Captain America" bit. He would have killed as Thor.
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