Alexander Skarsgard Might Head To ‘The East’

Hot off the heels of “Battleship,” Alexander Skarsgard is lining up plenty of new film projects to keep him busy during his “True Blood” off-season.

The latest of these is Brit Marling’s thriller “The East,” The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The flick follows a female agent who penetrates an eco-terrorist group called The East. THR says that if the deal happens, Skarsgard will play the head of the group who is seeking revenge against unethical corporations.

Check out the rest of today’s casting news after the jump!

Oona Chaplin Confirmed As Jeyne Westerling In “Game Of Thrones”
There had been news swirling for a while that Charlie Chaplin’s granddaughter, Oona Chaplin, had come on board “Game of Thrones” as a character named Jeyne. Unfortunately there are two major characters in “Game of Thrones” second-season storylines named Jeyne, so it was unclear who Chaplin would be playing. Finally Comic Book Movie confirmed Chaplin will be playing Jeyne Westerling, a minor character in season two who serves a very important and tragic role come book three. Robb Stark, you better watch out!

Cody Horn Is The Female Lead In “Magic Mike”
Magic Mike” now has its leading lady to accompany all the sexy men who have been cast over the past week. The Playlist has learned Cody Horn, the daughter of Warner Bros. president Alan Horn, has landed the role of leading man Alex Pettyfer’s sister Paige. She ends up having a romance with Channing Tatum’s character in the movie. “Magic Mike” also stars Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello and Riley Keough.

Jason Segel Joins The Cast Of “This Is Forty”?
It turns out that Jason Segel’s “Knocked Up” character hasn’t given up the hope of winning Leslie Mann over, because new set photos have shown that he is a part of the cast of “This Is Forty.” Leading lady Megan Fox posted a photo to her Facebook of her taking a swim on set with Segel and costar Chris O’Dowd. “Two very handsome, very tall, VERY funny men,” she wrote. There had been pictures swirling around back in July of Segel on set with Mann, but this is the closest confirmation there is that he is actually in the movie. I’m assuming he’ll be reprising his role from “Knocked Up,” but director/writer Judd Apatow could surprise us and create a new role for the “Muppets” star. “This Is Forty” hits theaters June 1, 2012.

Djimon Hounsou Will Be The Angel Of Death In “Paradise Lost”
With Benjamin Walker on board as the archangel Michael in Alex Proyas’ adaptation of “Paradise Lost,” it only makes sense that the angel of death Abdiel would be cast next. /Film has learned that “Gladiator” star Djimon Hounsou has landed that role. He will play a pivotal role in the three days of battle that follow Satan’s defection and rebellion against God. “Paradise Lost” is scheduled for release in late 2013.

Caleb Landry Jones Comes On Board “Byzantium”
Variety is reporting that Caleb Landry Jones, the actor best known for his role in “X-Men: First Class,” has landed the male lead in Neil Jordan’s supernatural drama, “Byzantium.” He’ll be joining Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton in the flick as a teenager dying of leukemia, a tragedy that forces him to struggle with his mortality. In turn, this makes Ronan — who plays a vampire — struggle with her immortality. Arterton plays Ronan’s vampire mother.

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