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Alexander Skarsgard Is The New "Tarzan"

By Garth Franklin Wednesday November 14th 2012 10:37PM

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" director David Yates appears to have decided on who will play his vine-swinging lead in the upcoming re-imagining of "Tarzan".

"True Blood" star and 6'4" hunk Alexander Skarsgard has emerged as the front runner for the role, ahead of both Henry Cavill and Charlie Hunnam who were linked last week. A formal offer has not been issued yet.

Skarsgard will slip into the role of John Clayton III (the Viscount Greystoke) who is asked by Queen Victoria to investigate a conflict in the Congo.

Samuel L. Jackson is reportedly in discussions to play Civil War veteran and former mercenary George Washington Williams. The pair team up with Clayton to stop an evil warlord.

Source: Variety

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