[Movies] True Blood Star In the Running for Fifty Shades of Grey Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 10.15.2013
Alexander Skarsgard may take on the role...
Alexander Skarsgard may be moving from True Blood to Twilight fanfic. THR reports that the actor, who plays Eric Northman on the HBO show, is one of the top potential choices for Fifty Shades of Grey. Skarsgard was rumored for a while before Charlie Hunnam was cast, only to have dropped out last week citing scheduling issues. Other contenders include Jamie Dornan, Theo James and Christan Cooke.
The site also notes that Patrick Marber (Closer, Notes on a Scandal) has been tapped to do a script polish; the site says that this is standard and that production is still set to begin in November. The book the film is based on started as a fanfic for Twilight before becoming its own highly-successful commercial property.