Alexander Skarsgard Not Attached To ‘The Crow’

The Crow” hasn’t landed just yet.

Following Monday’s news that reports of “The Avengers” star Tom Hiddleston’s involvement had been greatly exaggerated, Deadline noted that the lead role was, in fact, “True Blood” star Alexander Skarsgård’s for the taking. So when we caught up with the strapping Swedish actor at a press event for his upcoming drama “What Maisie Knew,” we had to ask if there was any validity to the rumors.

“No, I’m not attached to anything right now after ’True Blood,'” Skarsgård said, choosing his words carefully.

The 36-year-old did, however, have kind things to say about the 1994 original starring Brandon Lee.

“Yeah, it’s a great film,” he said. “It’s really cool.”

When we concluded that we’d “keep it coy,” Skarsgård simply smiled and agreed: “Yeah.”

If he doesn’t sign on for the project, he’ll be among an elite group of actors—including Bradley Cooper and James McAvoy—to have almost worn the black.

The film will be directed by F. Javier Gutierrez based on a script by Jess Wigutow.

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