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"Alexander Skarsgard Stars The East"Alexander Skarsgard is allegedly in negotiations to join and star in the upcoming eco-terrorism thriller movie ‘The East’ opposite Brit Marling.

The ‘True Blood’ star, Alexander Skarsgard, who played the character of Eric Northman in the vampire series, seems to getting busy, as he has got multiple projects in his kit. He has been slowly getting in demand in Hollywood, since he has become familiar as Eric.

He would play opposite Brit Marling of ‘Another Earth’, who also co-wrote the script of the movie and will be directed by Zat Batmanglij, who earlier worked with her for ‘Sound of My Voice’ will team up again for the upcoming thriller ‘The East’. Brit will play the role of FBI agent in the movie.

If the deal gets locked, Alexander would play the leader of the eco-terrorism group The East. The story of the movie focuses on the female lead played by Brit, who is undercover to infiltrate the titular terrorist group. Skarsgard is set to take the revenge against unethical corporations.

Brit Marling is well known for her roles in ‘Another Earth’ and ‘Sound of My Voice’. She also co-wrote for both the films and with those films, she hit big at Sundance and since then she is getting offers from big stars like Tom Cruise and Steven Soderbergh. She will also next be seen in ‘The Company You Keep’ directed by Robert Redford.

On the other hand, Alexander has also got quiet famous with ‘True Blood’ and since then he bagged few projects like ‘Melancholia’ directed by Lars Von Trier, a remake of ‘Straw Dogs’ directed by Rod Lurie. He will also play the role of one of the naval officers in ‘Battleship’. He will also be seen back in his vampire series ‘True Blood’ season 4. The filming of ‘The East’ is expected to start in Nashville during October and November.

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