Alexander Skarsgard will play the commander of a group of men tasked with safeguarding endangered cats from poachers and loggers in the film “The Tiger. “The actor recently starred in the blood-soaked Viking epic “The Northman,” and his physical makeover into a chiseled Norse avenger drew a lot of attention.
He’ll be joined by Myroslav Slaboshpytskyi, a Ukrainian director who created and will direct “The Tiger,” based on John Vaillant’s novel. Slaboshpytskyi previously directed “The Tribe” in 2014, a critically acclaimed film about a deaf school told entirely in Ukrainian sign language with no subtitles.
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Dane DeHaan, who played the Green Goblin in “The Amazing SpiderMan 2” and will next be seen in Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer,” has been cast in “The Tiger.” He may currently be seen in Antonio Campos’ HBO Max drama “The Staircase,” which is endlessly binge-worthy. Skarsgard’s resume also includes Emmy winning performances in “Big Little Lies” and the box office smash “Godzilla vs. Kong.”
The Tiger” is produced by Darren Aronofsky and Protozoa, as well as Plan B and Wild Bunch International. At the Cannes Film Festival, The Veterans will begin selling the project. North American rights are core presented by CAA Media Finance.
The film follows Vanzin (Skarsgard) as his sense of duty is tested when he is charged with hunting down and exterminating a tiger that murdered a poacher in self-defense in the late 1990s. If a deal is reached, DeHaan will play Kanchuga, the team’s newest member and a young environmental scientist.
I am ecstatic to be working on this film, and I am in awe of the team that has rallied around it.” “I’ve been working on the story of ‘The Tiger’ for a long time, and now I get to witness it come to life,” Slaboshpytskyi said.
“Darren is a visionary producer with exceptional taste and talent, and Alexander and Dane are once-in-a-lifetime performers. I can’t think of a better or more talented collection of collaborators.”CAA and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, and Richmond represent Skarsgard; CAA and MGMT Entertainment represent DeHaan; CAA and Lee Stubby Entertainment represent Slaboshpytskyi; CAA represents Protozoa, and CAA represents Plan B.