THR: Alexander Skarsgard has joined Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan in What Maisie Knew, an adaptation of the Henry James novel set in contemporary New York from co-directors Scott McGehee and David Siegel.
The Northman's Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgård's this connection give more meaning to the upcoming film.
As you probably know by now, Alexander Skarsgård’s Perry Wright died at the end of the seventh episode of Big Little Lies. Some might call it murder, some might prefer the ladies’ explanation that he fell to his death. Either way, Skarsgard made for an excellent villain. Regardless of the hate he inspired because of how he treated his wife, he also wanted to change and really did love Celeste. Those were some dark demons residing inside of him, demons he was unable to exorcise, regardless of how he tried.
Sometimes you can smell the prestige potential of a project coming from a mile away, and even before a frame has been shot, that vibe is already starting to come off “The Aftermath.” Fox Searchlight has snapped up the rights to the picture, and it’s easy to see the appeal.
Produced by Ridley Scott, with James Kent (“Testament Of Youth“) to direct, and Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgard slated to star, the adaptation the best-selling book by Rhidian Brook, follows a woman who returns to Hamburg following WWII to be reunited with her husband, only to learn things won’t be as she thought they would be.