Alexander Skarsgard in Talks to Star in THE GIVER with Meryl Streep

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We’ve been wondering what Alexander Skarsgard had planned during his hiatus from True Blood, and now The Wrap is giving us answers: Alex is in final negotiations to star in The Giver opposite Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges.

Based on Lois Lowry’s much-loved book, The Giver is a fantasy tale set in a dystopian society that fears freedom. All memory of human history has been erased, emotion does not exist and citizens’ professions are chosen for them. Brenton Thwaites stars as Jonas, the community’s Receiver of Memories who spends his days being mentored by the Giver (Bridges), who teaches him to confront and understand the lies that inform society. Alex would play Jonas’ father.

Read more about the project here.

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  1. Girlinlandscape

    August 7, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Finally this book will come to life! Thats so exciting. This was one of my favorite novels growing up and the film version seems to be populated with my favorite actors. Fingers crossed it is as good as the book.

  2. Toni

    August 9, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    I am going to read about to take a family trip to the beach and while the kiddos play I can catch up on reading. I’m glad that he was offered this opportunity. I hear it starts filming around the time True Blood does so I’m hoping they work around one another’s schedules the same as they did for Anna Paquin. Alexander is a great actor and I love the many faces of Eric on True Blood.

    • Mel

      August 9, 2013 at 3:43 pm

      Shouldn’t be any filming conflicts – True Blood is on hiatus until December or January. Enjoy your vacation!