Alexander Skarsgard will be keeping his fangs in check for his next role. The True Blood star has been cast in Battleship, Peter Berg’s movie adaption of the classic Hasbro board game for Universal, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision blog.
Battleship’s script is written by Erich and Jon Hoeber and revolves around an international fleet of warships that band together when the world is threatened by an alien invasion. Skarsgard joins Taylor Kitsch and Tadanobu Asano in the cast and will play Kitsch’s brother, a “straight and narrow naval officer whom Kitsch, a wildly spirited naval officer, idolizes.”
Battleship is set to go before cameras August 30 in Hawaii. Before that, Skarsgard will fit in Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia, which stars Kirsten Dunst, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Charlotte Rampling, Udo Kier and Alexander’s father, Stellan Skarsgaard and will shoot in southern Sweden. Skarsgard will also be starring as Charlie in Rod Lurie’s remake of Straw Dogs.
Battleship opens in theaters June 18, 2012.