Alexander Skarsgard will star in The Tiger as the leader of a group of men tasked with protecting endangered cats from poachers and loggers.
The actor recently headlined the blood-soaked Viking epic The Northman and garnered a lot of attention for his physical transformation into a sculpted Norse Avenger. He will be collaborating with Ukrainian filmmaker Myroslav Slaboshpytskyi, who wrote and will direct The Tiger, based on the book by John Vaillant. Slaboshpytskyi previously directed The Tribe in 2014, a critically acclaimed story about a school for the deaf, shot entirely in Ukrainian Sign Language with no subtitles.
Dane DeHaan, who played the Green Goblin in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and will soon be appearing in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, is also set to appear in The Tiger. He is currently starring in Antonio Campos’ endlessly comedic HBO Max drama The Staircase.
Skarsgard’s credits also include his Emmy-winning work in Big Little Lies and his starring role in the box office hit Godzilla vs. Kong.
Darren Aronofsky and Protozoa are producing The Tiger with Plan B and Wild Bunch International. The Veterans will start selling the project at the Cannes Film Festival. CAA Media Finance co-represents the North American rights.
The film is set in the snowy Far East of Russia in the late 1990s and is based on a true story. He follows Vanzin (Skarsgard) who tests his sense of duty when he is tasked with hunting down and exterminating a tiger who has killed a poacher in self-defense. If a deal is struck, DeHaan will play Kanchuga, a young environmental scientist and the newest member of the team.
“I’m really excited to be making this film and I’m overwhelmed with admiration for the team behind it. I’ve been working on the story of The Tiger for a very long time and the chance to see it come true is a dream come true,” said Slaboshpytskyi. “Darren is a producer with unique taste and talent, and Alexander and Dane are unique stars. I can’t think of a better or more brilliant group of people to work with.”
Skarsgard is represented by CAA and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren and Richmond; DeHaan is represented by CAA and MGMT Entertainment; Slaboshpytskyi is represented by CAA and Lee Stobby Entertainment; Protozoa is represented by CAA; and Plan B is represented by CAA.
https://variety.com/2022/film/markets-festivals/alexander-skarsgard-dane-dehaan-cannes-the-tiger-myroslav-slaboshpytskyi-1235266732/ Alexander Skarsgard, Dane DeHaan in The Tiger