Two from 'True Blood' headed for the big screen
July 15th, 2011
02:46 PM ET

Two from 'True Blood' headed for the big screen

"True Blood" stars Joe Manganiello and Alexander Skarsgard are hailed as some of the hottest in the steamy series, and now fans can admire them on a bigger screen.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Manganiello - known to "True Blood" fans as Alcide - has joined the cast of "What to Expect When You're Expecting," a romantic comedy already filled to the brim with big names.

Following four couples bound for parenthood, the movie stars Jennifer Lopez as a woman having trouble conceiving, Cameron Diaz as a fitness instructor, and Brooklyn Decker as a mom-to-be of twins whose easy pregnancy sparks envy.

Manganiello's character also inspires jealousy in the film, as the 34-year-old star is playing a globe-trotting photographer whose lifestyle some of the dads can only dream about. "I had done a ton of comedy before 'True Blood,'" the actor told the Hollywood Reporter of the part. "So getting to do some of it during my hiatus is something I'm really looking forward to."

Chris Rock, Anna Kendrick, Ed Helms and Isla Fisher are also a part of the film, which arrives in May, 2012.

Meanwhile, Skarsgard is producing and starring in a Viking-themed movie tentatively titled "The Vanguard." According to Variety, "Vanguard's" in a similar vein to "Gladiator" and "Braveheart," and will tell the story of two warrior Viking brothers who try to return to Sweden after being exiled to the America.

Filed under: Casting Chronicles • movies

soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Itsamemario

    im the only one that sees this show for the one-trick pony that it is. now to be called a hater for having an opinion opposite to the fans of this show..

    July 17, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gladys Fogg

      Ok I admit it. YES! I want to see both those hairy manButts bent over dropping hot butt weasels into the sink.

      July 18, 2011 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  2. Aaron

    Alexander Skarsgard has already been in several movies... Zoolander among many...

    July 15, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. shakeNbake

    It's shake n bake & i helped

    July 15, 2011 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. beans

    Beans is good. . . yep. . . Beans is good.

    July 15, 2011 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. nerp

    Just no.

    July 15, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. fernace

    You can have the farts tracie, I'll take the rest of this yummy man! Does Mangianello mean "edible" in Italian? Alexander Skarsgard is also a hunk, but I prefer his pappa Stellan, who I had a crush on as a girl in Sweden! Stellan was a teen idol in those days & just as s. e. x. y as his son is now! Anyway, that's what I want, I'll send them to you tracie, for the farting & bathroom activities! OK?!

    July 15, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |

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