Ryan Kwanten Is Charles Manson?

The oft-shirtless Ryan Kwanten, best known as Jason Stackhouse on “True Blood”, is readying himself to play infamous killer Charles Manson in the upcoming thriller “The Family” reports NBC San Diego.

Out doing press for the upcoming Australian-set western “Red Hill”, Kwanten says that “The Machinist” and “Transsiberian” filmmaker Brad Anderson is attached to ‘Family’ which would look into the murders his followers committed and the charismatic, alluring side to the cult leader that convinced people to do his bidding.

The project is the latest in the young actor’s increasingly busy schedule, one which he hopes will steer him into more serious territory than roles as small screen hunky comic relief which first brought him to fame in Aussie soap “Home and Away” and later led him to break into Hollywood with “True Blood”.