Forget Fifty Shades Of Grey, True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard ‘To Play Tarzan’

Alexander Skarsgard is reportedly being lined up to play Tarzan in the new big-budget take on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ beloved character.

According to Variety, the star of True Blood and Battleship is the frontrunner to star in Harry Potter director David Yates’s movie with Warner Bros.

The story focuses on Tarzan and an ex-mercenary named George Washington Williams attempt to save the Congo from a warlord who controls a massive diamond mine.

Tom Hardy, Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam and Superman star Henry Cavill have also been linked to the role, with Samuel L. Jackson in line to play Williams.

This comes hot on the heels of the rumour that Skarsgard could play Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, but his reps had no comment on the speculation.