The film adaptation of Henry James novel, What Maisie Knew just got a whole lot prettier. Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood, Generation Kill) is joining Julianne Moore (Boogie Nights) and Steve Coogan (24 Hour Party People) in a comedy/drama about divorced parents of a six-year old girl. Skarsgard will play Moore’s character’s new husband.
In the novel, the story takes place in England but will take place in contemporary New York for the film. Maisie is six years old when her parents (Moore and Coogan) divorce and splits time with each parent six months at a time. Eventually both remarry and each sustain a second failed marriage. Maisie’s step parents fall for each other and eventually embark down the aisle once again after they ditch Maisie’s parents. Maisie realizes that all of her parental figures are not to be depended on, but the one thing she can count on in her life is Mrs. Wix the family nanny/tutor.
Even though he plays a cold and emotionless vampire on True Blood Skarsgard is quite the comedian. Listen to his commentaries on Generation Kill and True Blood blu-rays to
see hear what I mean; and yes, watch Zoolander.
Skarsgard will start up with a new season of True Blood beginning on June 26; check out the new teaser trailer here. He’ll also be appearing in the modern remake of the Sam Peckinpah classic Straw Dogs this fall with girlfriend Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns), James Woods (Shark), Walton Goggins (Justified) and James Marsden (X-Men); and the new Lars Von Trier film, Melancholia with father Stellan Skarsgard (Thor), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Antichrist), Kiefer Sutherland (24), Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man), and John Hurt (Alien).
Looks like he’s got that glam working.