Screen Junkies » the vanguard http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:29:09 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.3 Alexander Skarsgard To Play A Non-Vampire Viking In ‘The Vanguard’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/alexander-skarsgard-to-play-a-non-vampire-viking-in-the-vanguard/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/alexander-skarsgard-to-play-a-non-vampire-viking-in-the-vanguard/#comments Wed, 13 Jul 2011 21:19:15 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=220116 It would make sense that they would get the most Nordic actor ever. Well, after Ed Begley, Jr.

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Alexander Skarsgard will break away from his role as a sexy vampire with viking blood on True Blood to play a regular sexy viking with WB‘s purchase of The Vanguard, a viking epic in which Skarsgard will star in and produce.

He will play one of two vikin brothers who embark on a mission back to their native Sweden after getting banned from North America. The script is written by Chris Boal, who is having a career day with Warner Bros, having just gotten the greenlight for his Julius Caesar script earlier today. See kids? It pays to be a history buff.

According to Variety, the film is expected to be a tentpole for Warner, along the lines of a Braveheart or Gladiator. He should be careful, though. His success with this film could seriously hurt his camp value as an actor on True Blood. Just something to think about.

 

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