True Blood's Alexander Skarsgard is in talks to star in The East. THR reports that the actor would star opposite Brit Marling in the thriller Marling co-wrote with her The Sound of My Voice collaborator Zat Batmanglij, who is directing. At this time there are not any plot details available, but the story revolves around "a female agent who infiltrates an eco-terrorist group. The title of the movie refers to the group’s name."Skarsgard would play "the leader of the group who seeks revenge against unethical corporations.
The East is being produced by Michael Costigan of Scott Free Prods., with plans to shoot in Nashville this October and November. Fox Searchlight has a good relationship with Marling. They released Marling’s Another Earth and is opening Sound of My Voice, will likely distribute the film.
Skarsgard will be seen in Rod Lurie's Straw Dogs and Lars von Trier's Melancholia, the latest pic from Lars von Trier. He also stars in Universal’s Battleship, coming next summer. The actor is currently shooting the indie drama What Maisie Knew with Julianne Moore.