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Mar 06, 2016 02:00 AM EST
'The Legend of Tarzan' Cast: Margot Robbie, Alexander Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson & More
(Photo : Getty Images) Alexander Skarsgård as Tarzan / John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke. Skarsgård is best known for his roles as vampire Eric Northman on the HBO series True Blood, Meekus in Zoolander and Brad Colbert in the HBO miniseries Generation Kill.
On his character Tarzan, Skarsgård said, "This is about a man who’s holding back and slowly as you peel off the layers, he reverts back to a more animalistic state and lets that side of his personality out." To get in Tarzan shape, Skarsgård spent four months in a training regimen before principal photography started.
Swimmer Michael Phelps was reportedly in talks to join the film to play lead as his debut to showbiz career. On November 2012, the studio was eyeing Tom Hardy, Henry Cavill and Charlie Hunnam to play the title role in the film. On November 2012, Alexander Skarsgård was added to the cast by the choice of director Yates, he'll play the title role.