True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgård is currently shooting the coming of age drama “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” in San Francisco. See him on the set in the photo below.
Alexander Skarsgård on set of “Diary of a Teenage Girl.”
The screenplay, based on Phoebe Gloeckner’s graphic novel of the same name, centers on a brutally honest teenage artist living in San Francisco in the 1970s as she attempts to navigate her way through an affair with her mother’s boyfriend. Caviar is the lead financier of the film with Cold Iron Pictures co-financing. Marielle Heller will direct from her own screenplay.
The book description as listed in Publisher’s Weekly: Gloeckner’s latest, a combination of comics and prose, follows the sexual misadventures and coming-of-age of Minnie Goetze, a troubled teenager very much reminiscent of Gloeckner, as she stumbles toward adulthood in 1970s San Francisco. Minnie’s diary details the loss of her virginity to Monroe, her mother’s less than devoted boyfriend. She falls in love with him, though he continues to sleep with Minnie’s self-absorbed, drunken mother. A hellish adolescence follows: Minnie’s kicked out of various schools, has promiscuous sex and ends up on the streets, strung out and obsessed with a young lesbian who pimps her out for more drugs.
We look forward to his soon returning to the set of True Blood.
Alexander Skarsgård will star alongside Kristen Wiig in the the upcoming feature film “The Diary of a Teenage Girl”. Coming from first-time writer-director Marielle Heller, the film is an adaptation of Phoebe Gloeckner’s graphic novel of the same title.
The movie set in 1970s will follow a brutally honest teenage artist as she attempts to navigate her way through an affair with her mother’s boyfriend. 21-year-old British actress Bel Powley is tapped to portray the lead role, marking her U.S. feature debut.
True Blood stars, Sam Trammell and Alexander Skarsgård are to be in new films. Sam will be in “The Fault in Our Stars” and Alex will be in “The Giver.”
FAULT IN OUR STARS with Sam Trammell
The novel debuted at number one on The New York Times bestseller list and Shailene Woodley stars as Hazel, a teenager with terminal cancer, who falls in love with Augustus Waters, played by Ansel Elgort.
Due out in June 2014, the film’s supporting cast includes Sam Trammell.
THE GIVER with Alexander Skarsgård
Taylor Swift, Alexander Skarsgård and Katie Holmes are just some of the stars cast in this science fiction movie, due in August, 2014.
The novel, published in 1993, was first suggested for a film more than 15 years ago.
The main character, Jonas, lives in a community who have eliminated pain, instead choosing “sameness”. Aged 12, he is chosen to become the Receiver of Memory, gaining knowledge of the time before, when unhappiness still existed.
Not only is True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgård not shy about nudity, but the cold doesn’t seem to bother him either.
When Alex was recently trekking through the Antarctica as part of the Walking With the Wounded charity. Somone was smart enough to snap this photo of him to advertise the worthy cause. Learn more about Walking With the Wounded charity here.
Alexander Skarsgård will be returning to Los Angeles by January to start production on True Blood’s Final Season 7. Right now, he and Prince Harry‘s are ending their eventful journey to the South Pole.
Congratulations to the three teams for a job well done.
Organizers announced that Prince Harry, along with his Walking With the Wounded teammates, True Blood star Alexander Skarsgård and The Wire’s Dominic West departed Novolazarevskaya Station in Antarctica on Wednesday, Dec. 18, for Cape Town, South Africa.
The sooner-than-expected exit, which was scheduled at the end of this week, is due to the onset of a major Antarctic storm. If the group got caught in the dangerous weather, their return for Christmas would have been jeopardized.
The teams are due to arrive back in the U.K. on Dec. 23, just in time for the holidays.
Prince Harry along with his fellow Walking With the Wounded team members, arrived at the South Pole on Friday, Dec. 13, after their 208-mile trek, which began on Dec. 2. “Huge congratulations to all on the @supportthewalk expedition with Prince Harry- they arrived at the South Pole at 13.25 GMT #SouthPole2013,” the official Clarence House Twitter posted.
Originally, the American, British and Commonwealth teams were competing against each other, but the expedition director announced that the event would no longer be a race and the teams would instead be going at their own pace due to weather conditions. Read our report on their arrival at the South pole.
Alexander Skarsgård, as we previously reported, as part of the US team was walking for the wounded to the South Pole. Last weekend, the teams were forced to suspend the expedition to the South Pole due to safety concerns. They no longer were going to “race” but would begin again, when weather permitted.
Today, Expedition HQ received a phone call confirming that the Virgin Money UK #SouthPole2013 teams arrived at the South Pole, Friday the 13th, a day considered unlucky for some, but a monumental day for all the team members involved.
Congratulations to all concerned and to True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgård for their strength and endurance which paid off helping to raise money for Walking With The Wounded’s charity.
Hear a message from Alexander below recorded just before they made it to the South Pole:
In the video below, hear Ed Parker, Expedition leader dials in to let us know they’ve arrived at the South Pole!
And, the AlexSkarsgard.Net Fansite worked with Alexander to raise funds and awareness for the charity, Walking With the Wounded, and raised £8,555.37 for the cause. Great Job True Blood fans!
Alexander Skarsgård and The Walking with the Wounded teams have been forced to suspend the expedition to the South Pole due to safety concerns.
The race across the Antarctic of three teams headed by Prince Harry for the UK, actors Alexander Skarsgard for the US and Dominic West for the Commonwealth, was halted by organizers on Friday (December 6) as the adventurers encountered dangerous terrain.
The challenge’s director Ed Parker reveals the participants were struggling with the conditions, and concerns for their safety promoted organisers to stop the mission.
Speaking on Saturday (December 7), Parker explained, “Until now, the three teams have been racing against one another across the Antarctic plateau, but yesterday I took the decision to suspend the race. The reason for this is entirely simple – safety, which remains the core principle of our expeditions.
“While all three teams were progressing well, it was becoming evident that there was a higher degree of stress imposed on the team members, due to unprecedented terrain on the plateau”.
The Walking With the Wounded trek, which is raising money for injured troops, is expected to resume, although the teams will no longer be encouraged to race each other to the South Pole.
Alexander Skarsgård is spending much of the hiatus from True Blood walking to The South Pole for charity. The three teams, UK, US and the The Commonwealth (Canadian/Australia) are on their way. Also trekking across the frozen tundra is Prince Harry on the UK team and The Wire’s Dominic West with The Commonwealth (Canadian/Australia).
Below is a photo of Alex, who is walking for the US team, from the video below; yes, that’s Alexander Skarsgard.
The project “Walk for the Wounded,” is a “U.K. charity that helps retrain and reeducate wounded servicemen and women to help them find long term employment after they have left the Armed Forces.” For two weeks, they will be racing alongside wounded warriors as far as 13 miles a day in below freezing temperatures — all to raise money for a worthy cause!!
Posted yesterday on the Facebook Page:
On Day 5 of the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge the teams arrived at their first Checkpoint.
The first rest day has given the team members some much needed time to rest, recuperate and reflect on their first four days.
As the teams arrived, it became obvious that underneath the concrete determination of all the team members, the harsh reality of the Antarctic was starting to take its toll.
With the safety of all those involved at the forefront of Expedition Director, Ed Parker‘s mind, the decision to suspend the race has been made to ensure the well being of all those involved.
Going forward, the final leg of the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge will begin from the team’s second allotted checkpoint, 112 km from the South Pole. The team members will be driven to this point and over the course of the next 7 days, will move as one whole allied team to reach the South Pole together.
Virgin Money has set a target to raise £100,000 over the course of the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge to help support Walking With The Wounded.
The Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge hopes to raise awareness, to show the public who our wounded are, to tell their stories, to highlight the support they need. They are also to champion these extraordinary people who do not give up despite injury, who continue to face challenges with determination and courage.
You can see Alex in the video below as the walkers are getting instruction. Alex is sitting at a table:
And this video you can see the teams struggling through the weather: