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Alexander Skarsgård Will Star in Warner Brothers “Tarzan”

Posted by Lynnpd On February - 11 - 2014

alexs6True Blood’s Eric, Alexander Skarsgård will star in the upcoming Warner Brothers film, “Tarzan” and will play the legendary title character who was orphaned as a baby and raised in the jungle before he returns to London.

Warner Bros. has officially started pre-production on a new live-action 3D “Tarzan” movie that will also star Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson and two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz, the studio announced Tuesday.

David Yates, who directed the last four “Harry Potter” blockbusters, will direct from a screenplay based on the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Jerry Weintraub (WB’s “Ocean’s” trilogy) will produce with David Barron and Alan Riche, while Peter Riche will also be involved in a producing capacity.

WB’s domestic distribution president Dan Fellman also announced that “Tarzan” will hit U.S. theaters on July 1, 2016.

“We have assembled a phenomenal international cast to tell this extraordinary story. Warner Bros. has also enjoyed long and successful collaborations with both David Yates and Jerry Weintraub, and we look forward to seeing what they and the entire team have in store for this timeless tale,” said Greg Silverman, president of creative development and worldwide production for Warner Bros.

“Tarzan has been an enduring and enigmatic figure in literature and cinema for more than a century. The adventures of a man who was torn between two worlds has entertained and intrigued people young and old, and we are excited to bring him to the screen for a new generation,” said Sue Kroll, WB’s president of worldwide marketing and international distribution.

This is a perfect entry for the summer movie season corridor, with a terrific combination of action, adventure, romance and suspense that is sure to appeal to a broad audience,” added Fellman.

I am so pleased to be reuniting with the team at Warner Bros. on this thrilling project. David Yates and I are going to be using the best of today’s technology in creating this new adventure, and we can’t wait to get started,” said Weintraub.


Alexander Woo new drama project at AMC “Bombingham”

Posted by Lynnpd On February - 10 - 2014

alexwoo“True Blood” exec producer Alexander Woo has set up a drama project at AMC that revolves around a 1963 murder in Birmingham, Ala., that reverberates in the present day.

Bombingham” takes place in the city that was the epicenter of the modern civil rights movement. The storytelling will shift time frames between past and present to tell the story of a murder that is discovered 50 years later and threatens to upend the fragile peace in the city between whites and African-Americans. The title refers to the city’s nickname in the black community, which suffered a slew of racially motivated bombings and other violence from the late 1940s through the 1960s.

Woo is writing the script and will exec produce with Aaron Kaplan.

Last November we got the news that Mr. Woo was producing an HBO series, Headhunters, but it looks like he has more irons in the fire.

Also, HBO tapped Woo to pen the adaptation of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” based on the nonfiction tome by Rebecca Skloot. Alan Ball and Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Prods. are shepherding “Immortal Life” as a telepic.


To learn more about Alexander Woo check out our exclusive interview with him which took place in 2012.


Alexander Skarsgård seen on True Blood Season 7 set

Posted by Lynnpd On February - 10 - 2014

The following photo was posted on Eric Northman Lovers United on Facebook. The photo shows Alexander Skarsgård is on the set of True Blood Season 7. So, all the Eric fans can rest assured that Alex will be seen in Season 7, at least in some capacity.

In the photo below, we get to see Alexander with actress Dolores DeLuce, who plays an “inn-keeper” in episode 2.

Dolores says:

Working with him has been the highlight of my year. It’s due to air on Episode 2, or that’s what I was told on set.”

Delores also mentioned that Ryan Kwanten was on the set too, but she didn’t get to meet him.

Alexander Skarsgard on the set of True Blood Season 7


Joe Manganiello presents at the Art Directors Guild Awards

Posted by Lynnpd On February - 10 - 2014

Once again, True Blood’s Joe Manganiello presents at another award show.  Last week we saw him at the Writer’s Guild Awards and now Joe presented and appeared on the red carpet at the 18th Annual Art Directors Guild Exellence In Production Design Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 8, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.


The Vault Wishes Jim Parrack A Happy Birthday!

Posted by Lynnpd On February - 7 - 2014

The Vault wishes Jim Parrack (Hoyt Fortenberry) a Happy Birthday – February 8.

Kristin Bauer interview with Conscious Culture Magazine

Posted by Lynnpd On February - 7 - 2014

Kristin Bauer van Straten is interviewed by Maranda Pleasant for “Origin” The Conscious Culture Magazine.  Read a portion of the interview below:


Maranda Pleasant: What makes you come alive?
Kristin Bauer: Art and the triumph of the human spirit – the two combined thrill me. It’s the “Braveheart” moment, the stuff Joseph Campbell talks about, “the heroes journey,” a beautiful documentary on a poignant topic, the fireman saving a kitten from a burning building. It’s the combo of heroism and kindness against the odds or even good reason. It implies immortality because it is the domain of the soul. That evidence of the spirit of life is what makes me get out of bed in the morning.

MP: What makes you feel vulnerable?
KB: Loss. I’ve had my share, less than so many though, but enough to feel empathy. It’s tough and I see it so much on Earth, too much suffering. The loss of free will I find unacceptable – what most of us refer to as rights.

MP: If you could say something to everyone on the planet, what would it be?
KB: I can tell you what I am working on, which is being more cognizant of my actions and how they affect others, most I will never meet. I’ve begun with my purchases. I’m focusing on quality versus quantity – a nicer tee-shirt with organic cotton and buying just one or two instead of five that are cheaper but made with GMO cotton, which is hard on Earth, sewn by slave labor, shipped all the way from China on boats that use lots of oil and can kill whales with ship strikes and sold by (some) companies that could treat their employees better. It’s actually just a slight shift of attention. It’s caring a little more beyond myself. And I think it may be our only hope – and it feels much better to my soul, which in the end may be all we have.

MP: How do you handle emotional pain?
KB: I am either blessed or cursed with having little barrier between feeling emotions and displaying them for all to see. My heart is on my sleeve. It’s not comfortable but…I am an artist so it’s useful and my friends are used to me getting teary at any moment. So, it just runs through me and I know it will continue to, but my best source of grounding are animals and nature. Animals live more in the moment and don’t worry so much! And nature is proof of a greater power than myself. Both put things in perspective, or at least gently move us forward.

MP: Tell me about your latest project
KB: Right now I’m directing a documentary on elephant ivory and rhino horn poaching in Africa. Species of Rhinos have already gone extinct in the wild and elephants will be extinct in less than 10 years at this rate of killing. Africa is being raped mainly by Asia, but the second largest market for dead endangered animals is the US. Most don’t know this is happening. I didn’t, but once I found out, I had to try and help. My husband is from Africa and his family is from Kenya. This is very close to home for both of us and Abri will be doing the music for the movie. I’m in editing now…it’s been quite a long intense journey so far and I’m probably only about one third of the way.

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Joe Manganiello Reads Hilarious Amazon Review @Midnight fun

Posted by Lynnpd On February - 7 - 2014

True Blood’s Joe Manganiello stopped by Comedy Central to read a very special review of a very special t-shirt on Amazon.  Joe is incredibly funny while reading the review, written by an actual person.  He read it in what he considers to be “as the poster” would sound. You can buy the T Shirt on Amazon at the link below.

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WATCH Joe who showed up in particular to read a memorable Amazon review that someone gave a t-shirt featuring three wolves howling at the moon.


Say Happy Birthday to Deborah Ann Woll by giving to the CRF

Posted by Lynnpd On February - 7 - 2014

Happy Birthday to Deborah Ann Woll!

Today is Deborah Ann Woll’s Birthday and to celebrate she would love it if you would consider making a donation to to her boyfriend’s charity, the Choroideremia Research Foundation.


Donate to the The Choroideremia Foundation

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Donate directly and safely to the Choroideremia Research Foundation by credit card or Paypal using the PayPal button here below. Donations are tax deductible for US residents.

For more information about the CRF visit or EJ’s website

Rutina Wesley on the Runway for Go Red For Women

Posted by Lynnpd On February - 7 - 2014

True Blood’s Tara, Rutina Wesley, is seen in the photos below wearing Max Azria on the red carpet at Go Red For Women – The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection 2014 Show Made Possible By Macy’s And SUBWAY Restaurants at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on February 6, 2014 in New York City. Other photos show Rutina walking down the runway showing off her lovely dress.



Sam Trammell attends the premiere of ‘In Secret’

Posted by Lynnpd On February - 7 - 2014

True Blood’s shapeshifter, Sam Trammell arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of ‘In Secret’ at ArcLight Hollywood on February 6, 2014 in Hollywood, California.



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