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Meryl Streep & Alexander Skarsgard: 'The Giver' Co-Stars?

Meryl Streep & Alexander Skarsgard: 'The Giver' Co-Stars?

Meryl Streep is close to a deal to star as Chief Elder in the upcoming adaptation of Lois Lowry‘s book “The Giver!”

The 64-year-old actress would join Jeff Bridges for the film, which starts shooting in eight weeks in South Africa.

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Alexander Skarsgard and ShamelessCameron Monaghan are also in talks to join the cast, according to The Wrap.

“The Giver” is a “fantasy tale set in a dystopian society that fears freedom. All memory of human history has been erased, emotion does not exist and citizens’ professions are chosen for them.”

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  • Tarzan

    Woo Hoo! This is awesome news!

  • Lilla

    I hope this happens!

  • Ginger

    @Lilla: I hope this happens too. Sounds fascinating and like it’s a good role for Skars.

  • Canuck

    Go Alex!

  • Madeleine

    I really hope this happens!

  • morin

    Its like “thor” hell never get the part…

  • Strange

    Great news !! I wish him all the luck in the world . He deserves it .

  • Slinky the Cat

    Same here. Great news for Alex! I hope he gets the part and would love, love, love to see him working with Meryl Streep! He does deserve it.

  • karl

    nice cast, but what ive heard, then the kid is too old, even too old to actually be vikings kid…

  • Macy

    This sounds like an interesting movie and the cast is great. Hope it works out.

  • Onboard?

    If you read the article in it says that Alex and Streep and
    Monaghan already have signed deals to join the project. Lets wait for an offical statement before opening the champagne .

  • Macy

    Nobody is opening champagne right now. We’re all saying we “hope” it works out, not that it’s official.

  • christina

    Amazing news for Alexander, I wish him all the luck in the world too.
    He just sooo deserve it, sounds like a pretty good role for him..
    Can’t wait to open that Chianti…Go Alexander!!!

  • .
  • Whycantipost


    Yes, and the dude on the left is his boyfriend. Move along, nothing to see here!

    On topic: hope it happens, seems like a nice cast that could give Alex some recognition :)

  • Tulip

    It would be a wonderful opportunity for Alex to work with Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep.

  • And
  • gaja

    is Julia Lundin his girlfriend ?

  • ladybug

    @And: Also hanging out with men.

    @gaja, no, there is no evidence that he’s dating anyone.

  • Yes he does have a date

    Alex is their with date Carolyn winberg pics of her been together.

  • ladybug

    @Yes he does have a date: Proper spelling and punctuation are your friends. As you’re a troll, they’re probably your only friends, but still, they’re your friends.

  • Cadulech

    Alex is having back his beard :) i so love it

  • Diane


    He pretty much already has the part of Jona’s father.

  • Cafélady

    Wow…that are great news! I also hope, that he will get that part. Sounds interesting and it would be great to see him in a movie with Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges. I wish him good luck!

    Unfortunately I had no chance to watch WMK or East in a theater near by me… :( .. but I’ve read that the dvd release of WMK was already in US – so I have the hope that I must not to wait that long until the release here in G.

  • Sighting

    Alex in north carolinia

    Alexander skarsgard is in hampatead! Grab your bottle of trueblood and lets hit it!

    Angela Verricchia

    6 hours ago near Wilmington, NC via Mobile
    Omg Alexander Skarsgard is in town!!! I will meet him!!!

    Angela Verricchia
    filmin with Ms. L Lohan lol

    Rachel Davis
    Just heard on the radio that Alexander Skarsgard (Eric from True Blood) is in Wilmington filming right now. Why am I not driving over there right now? Such a hottie!

    Ewwwwwwwww alex betta not get it on near l lohen if They eva meet in carolina I mean Alex is a hot blooded random frisky dude but if seriously thinks of shagging the hell out of used village bycle STD Lindsey lohen he is
    one desperate man for a quick shag and putting himself at risk for catching her STD .

  • Lana

    I can’t believe Alex would actually wanna be with Lindsey. I will not respect him for that. @@25 What is “house kneegrow”?

  • Whycantipost


    I think it refers to his black friend.

    Tasteless #26. Really tasteless.

  • Cafélady

    @Whycantipost: #28 I agree. For 100%. Some people seems to think being tasteless is “cool” or super-duper witty or something…

  • Whycantipost


    See it was been removed by JJ :)

  • Cadulech

    I hope is untrue and Alex is still in Sweden.

  • ladybug

    @Whycantipost: Good, I’m presuming it was flagged, that was pretty bad, even considering the ‘quality’ of troll. So, on occasion, the moderation system actually works.

    @Cadulech, I’ve not seen any firsthand accounts of seeing him, but he’s said that Eastbound and Down is one of his favorite shows, and this is their final season. It’s possible Danny McBride asked him to do a cameo and he happily said yes. Now if he’s really there and if he is whether he knew that Lohan was going to be there is another matter.

  • FYI

    Skarsgard is filming a cameo in a wedding scene.

  • Cadulech

    If JJ do it,is great finally there is control over trolls about the show…I didn’t knew Alex said it.

  • Cadulech

    What is a cameo?

  • ladybug

    @Cadulech: Sometimes they delete flagged comments, sometimes they don’t, even if they’re really beyond the pale.
    I think he’s mentioned Eastbound and Down in at least one interview. And he and McBride were tentatively attached to the comedy Bullies, which hasn’t gone anywhere.

  • ladybug

    @Cadulech: Wikipedia’s definition:

    A cameo role or cameo appearance (/ˈkæmioʊ/; often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance or voice part of a known person in a work of the performing arts, typically unnamed or appearing as themselves. These roles are generally small, many of them non-speaking ones, and are commonly either appearances in a work in which they hold some special significance (such as actors from an original movie appearing in its remake), or renowned people making uncredited appearances. Short appearances by celebrities, film directors, politicians, athletes or musicians are common. A crew member of the show or movie playing a minor role can be referred to as a cameo as well, such as Alfred Hitchcock’s cameos.

  • Cadulech

    Thank you ladybug :)

  • Cafélady

    @Whycantipost: #29 Good thing, that it was removed. And as already mentioned by ladybug: sometimes the moderation system works, sometimes not. Or it works in a way how it shouldn’t do – means: that often enough harmless comments go into moderation, for unknown reasons.

    @ladybug: I’m not sure about this cameo appearance – but at least it could be possible that it is true. No idea, in what interview he had mentioned this show. Perhaps I actually missed something – although I read quite EVERY interview with him, who I can grab.

    TB: …that what I could read about the new season in the previous post, made me really nosy and impatient – I want to watch it too finally! LoL :)

  • ladybug

    @Cafélady: He was in NC:

    regarding the offensive post, in this case it was probably manually removed by an actual human, not caught in the computer matrix. Of course,it also depends on the actual human making the judgement call.

    this last episode of TB was really good, Alex especially was excellent. Can’t believe we’re already at the end of the season.

  • Cafélady

    @ladybug: Thanks – but why do you think, that he is actually in NC? I mean, may be, that I’m totally clueless already again…LoL.. – but I can’t see anything in the pic, what I would connect with a stay in NC.

    TB: so the new season is over – again…yeah, it’s incredible how fast it goes. I also can’t believe that soon it is already “Wurstmarkt”-time again, “Oktoberfest” and all this festivities here. I try to avoid to think too much of it…LoL…because with this events the autumn season begins here…

  • Macy

    I must have missed all the fun with the bad comment. Didn’t see it but I assume it was brutal if it was removed, though there are lots of posts that stay on threads which are pretty bad.

  • @#40

    Eastbound and Down is filming in North Carolina. Alex is making a brief appearance on the show.

  • ladybug

    @Cafélady: That’s where that pic was taken, in the Wilmington NC area. Sorry, for some reason I thought that was ID’d in the post.
    There ended up being other confirming tweets/Facebook postings that he was on the Eastbound and Down set.
    He’s left already. Where he is now, who knows.
    And yes, hard to believe that autumn is almost here.

  • mforman

    I also read Eastbound was one of the few television shows he watches, he has said quite a few times that he isn’t a big tv fan, so I can see him doing a cameo.
    I hope if it is shown and works out he can get more comedy work.
    I am so upset True Blood is over, I can only hope they bring back the 12 episodes next season, we all know the season has to end, but it really went fast, maybe because each episode was better than the last.
    After seeing the last episode of True Blood, I am going to be sooooo upset if AS isn’t in the season finale, because if you think about it, by him flying off the way he did, sort of ended his storyline for the season, unless he comes back to save Sookie.
    When they only had him in the season finale, I think it was 2 or 3 seasons ago, playing that board game with the Queen, for only like the first 5 minutes, people were not happy (me most definitely included in that), so I am hoping that he is this season finale, because the writers have given him some amazing scenes this season and I think he needs a few more, before we have to say goodbye until next season.

  • NO

    Who the heck believes this ERIC SPOILER HIS DEATH WTF

    15 hours ago (Sat Aug 17 2013 07:59:03) Flag ▼ | Reply
    IMDb member since February 2004
    For those who curious about Eric Northman’s fate, proceed below to the spoiler sequence if you want to know what will happen in the season finale:

    Near the 30 minute mark of the season finale, Eric Northman will die. He will burn under the sun in the snowy mountains of Sweden while getting a naked sun tan. Right after Warlow bites the dust after staked by Jason in Sookie’s bathroom, the spell that causes the vampires to walk in the sun lifts off, thus Eric burns and dies. We don’t actually see him explode or turn to dust, but he burns out and there is no one there to help him nor nowhere to hide from the sun. It’s not %100 but it’s %99. infinite nines

    I know many of you would think I’m full of it, but I’ll be here Monday morning.

  • His GF

    That why he has been in Sweden for so long he is dating someone under the quiet and finally a photo of him and her making out.
    Why don’t he just behave like a normal BF he is obviously involved and having s3x with her and many

  • Cadulech

    He is in Denmark

  • Cadulech

    Is a friendly kiss also doesn’t look like him

  • His GF


    I know he is in Denmark right now but they are all swedes partying which is all they do get drunk and sleep with each other and sorry that is not a friendly kiss btw I am sure they have and are having s3x alone or with each other. I want to say it is Caroline but they are all blonde and look the same pretty sure he is having s3x with Caroline too as I said they all sleep with each other.

  • Cadulech

    LOL the man can’t give a cheek kiss to anyone because she turn to be his GF LOL LOL