Alexander Skarsgard heading to The East?

August 23rd, 2011

Alexander Skarsgard is in talks to join the cast of eco-warrior movie 'The East'.

The 'True Blood' actor is said to be in discussions to join Brit Marling in the film - which she penned alongside director Zat Batmanglij - as the leader of an eco-terrorist group who is seeking revenge against environmentally unethical corporations.

Produced by Michael Costigan, while the plot details of 'The East' are not clear it is believed the movie will focus on a female agent who infiltrates the eco-terrorist net.

It will be shot in Nashville, Tennessee, in October and November, with Fox Searchlight - which also released Brit Marling's 'Sound of My Voice' - set to distribute the movie.

Alexander - who shot to fame playing vampire Eric Northman in 'True Blood' - is currently shooting 'What Maisie Knew' alongside Julianne Moore, and is also starring in 'Straw Dogs, 'Melancholia' and big-budget sci-fi action movie 'Battleship', which will hit screens sometime next summer.