Samuel L. Jackson is currently in talks with Warner Bros. to join their big screen live-action adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan. If cast, he will join Alexander Skarsgard and Christoph Waltz in the David Yates directed film.
There's no word on who Jackson will play in the film, but I doubt it will be Nick Fury trying to recruit Tarzan into the Avengers. Jamie Foxx, was up for the part at one point but couldn't do it because of scheduling conflicts. But the part must be a good sized role.
There's also no information on how the story will be adapted for the big screen, but if you've read the book, or seen any of the movies, then you have a pretty good idea of what the story will be. I'm just curious to see how it will look.
The movie still has yet to get an official greenlight, but if they are casting for it then it must be getting really close. Jackson is sure to make a great addition! It was also reported that Wolf of Wall Street actress Margot Robbie is the studio’s top choice to play Jane in the film, but as of right now no offer has been made.