Following her breakthrough performance in Martin Scorsese's 'The Wolf of Wall Street,' Margot Robbie is quickly becoming someone to watch. Audiences weren't the only ones taking note of the 23-year-old actress' ability to go toe to toe with Leonardo DiCaprio in the film: Robbie is now being eyed for the role of leading lady opposite Alexander Skarsgard in the upcoming 'Tarzan' live-action film.
A 'Tarzan' remake with David Yates of the 'Harry Potter' franchise attached to direct has long been in development, and has actually not been officially greenlit as of yet. However, Warner Bros. is looking to culminate a top-notch cast to help get this film made, and Oscar-winning 'Django Unchained' star Christoph Waltz has been added in a villainous role.
As 'Harry Potter' stars Danielle Radcliffe and Emma Watson move on to greener pastures, so too is director David Yates with his upcoming 'Tarzan' reboot. We've heard talk of 'True Blood' heartthrob Alexander Skarsgard in the lead to wear the famous loin cloth, but what of the apple of his eye, Jane?
It looks like director David Yates may have found his 'Tarzan' in Alexander Skarsgard -- the 'True Blood' actor has emerged as the clear and victorious front-runner for the job of "guy who wears loin cloth and hangs out in trees."
'Tarzan' is about to swing into a theater near you with a big-budget new reboot at Warner Bros. David Yates, who directed the last four 'Harry Potter' films, has committed to direct an adaptation of 'Tarzan of the Apes' after years of development at the studio. And who does the studio want to star as their jungle king? Why, their favorite 'Dark Knight Rises' villain, of course.
Tarzan, Sherlock Holmes and James Bond are the three classic characters Hollywood won’t let die; they’ll likely be around in some form of storytelling decades after all of us are gone. So with Daniel Craig filming the latest 007 thriller and Holmes ready to return to PBS on Sunday, it’s time for Tarzan to swing back to theaters. We have details.