True Blood star Alexander
Skarsgard is reportedly tipped to take the lead role in
Tarzan ahead of Henry Cavill, Charlie Hunnam and Tom Hardy.
The 36-year-old actor has been linked with the role of
the heroic adventurer but director David Yates is yet to make
his casting preference known, reported Variety.
The movie, which has been redrafted by Adam Cozad, will
see Tarzan, aka John Clayton III, living back in England after
being assimilated back into society.
He is asked by Queen Victoria to travel to the Congo and
team up with George Washington Williams, a civil War
veteran-turned-mercenary, to tackle a fierce warlord, who has
seized control of a huge diamond mine and is threatening to
Jerry Weintraub is set to produce the feature after
developing it for several years and though Yates has taken on
the project, Craig Brewer was initially tapped to direct.
This big screen adaptation will be the second of Edgar
Rice Burroughs' classic novel, with the first being the 1999