Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 31 August 2014

Waltz set to be Tarzan villain?

Christoph Waltz is being to a role in the new Tarzan film

Christoph Waltz could be swinging into the jungle, as he is in talks to star in the Tarzan remake.

The Oscar-winning Austrian actor is tipped to play "a military figure that crosses paths with the king of the jungle", reported Variety.

True Blood hunk Alexander Skarsgard is set to portray Tarzan, with his love interest Jane yet to be cast.

Sources claim that Margot Robbie and Emma Stone are among the actresses to be considered, although there have been no contract talks yet. Jessica Chastain was previously linked to the role.

Samuel L Jackson was also rumoured to be playing a former mercenary in the film.

Harry Potter director David Yates is on board to direct the latest big-screen adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' series of novels for Warner Bros.

The story of Tarzan has been told on the big screen several times, and there is another film in the works starring Twilight's Kellan Lutz in the title role.

Christoph, who won Oscars for his performances in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained, will next star in Terry Gilliam's sci-fi movie The Zero Theorem. He will also make an appearance in the Muppets sequel, Muppets Most Wanted.

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