You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Alexander Skarsgard ‘Hidden’ in WB pic

'True Blood' star toplining elevated horror thriller

“True Blood” star Alexander Skarsgard is set to topline Warner Bros.’ “Hidden,” which twin brothers Matt and Ross Duffer will direct from their own spec script.

Project is an elevated horror-thriller about a family hiding in a bomb shelter after escaping a mysterious outbreak.

Roy Lee, Mason Novick, Lawrence Grey and Richard Zanuck will produce, while John Middleton and Sebastian Aloi will exec produce. Jon Berg will oversee the project for Warners.

WB acquired the Duffers’ spec late last year in a competitive situation. Deal contained progress-to-production language, indicating that studio was anxious to start filming, rather than allow the project to languish in development.

Skarsgard, who recently appeared in Lars von Trier’s “Melancholia” and Rod Lurie’s remake of “Straw Dogs,” next stars in Peter Berg’s Universal tentpole “Battleship.” Thesp recently wrapped a pair of indies — Zal Batmanglij’s thriller “The East” and Henry-Alex Rubin’s “Disconnect.”

Skarsgard is repped by CAA, Principal Entertainment and attorney Gretchen Rush.

More Film

  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    China Box Office: 'Kingsman' Dominates With $39 Million Opening

    “True Blood” star Alexander Skarsgard is set to topline Warner Bros.’ “Hidden,” which twin brothers Matt and Ross Duffer will direct from their own spec script. Project is an elevated horror-thriller about a family hiding in a bomb shelter after escaping a mysterious outbreak. Roy Lee, Mason Novick, Lawrence Grey and Richard Zanuck will produce, […]

  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' Tops International Box Office With China Debut

    “True Blood” star Alexander Skarsgard is set to topline Warner Bros.’ “Hidden,” which twin brothers Matt and Ross Duffer will direct from their own spec script. Project is an elevated horror-thriller about a family hiding in a bomb shelter after escaping a mysterious outbreak. Roy Lee, Mason Novick, Lawrence Grey and Richard Zanuck will produce, […]

  • James Toback sexual harassment

    Dozens of Women Accuse Director James Toback of Sexual Harassment

    “True Blood” star Alexander Skarsgard is set to topline Warner Bros.’ “Hidden,” which twin brothers Matt and Ross Duffer will direct from their own spec script. Project is an elevated horror-thriller about a family hiding in a bomb shelter after escaping a mysterious outbreak. Roy Lee, Mason Novick, Lawrence Grey and Richard Zanuck will produce, […]

  • Robert Hawkins, Variety Rome Correspondent, Dies

    Bob Hawkins, Longtime Variety Journalist in Italy, Dies at 93

    “True Blood” star Alexander Skarsgard is set to topline Warner Bros.’ “Hidden,” which twin brothers Matt and Ross Duffer will direct from their own spec script. Project is an elevated horror-thriller about a family hiding in a bomb shelter after escaping a mysterious outbreak. Roy Lee, Mason Novick, Lawrence Grey and Richard Zanuck will produce, […]

  • Boo 2! A Madea Halloween

    Box Office: Tyler Perry's 'Boo 2!' Tops Downbeat Weekend With $21.7 Million

    “True Blood” star Alexander Skarsgard is set to topline Warner Bros.’ “Hidden,” which twin brothers Matt and Ross Duffer will direct from their own spec script. Project is an elevated horror-thriller about a family hiding in a bomb shelter after escaping a mysterious outbreak. Roy Lee, Mason Novick, Lawrence Grey and Richard Zanuck will produce, […]

  • Aida Begic Director Aida Begic poses

    Antalya Festival: Aida Begic on ‘Never Leave Me,’ Shooting Movies with Kids

    “True Blood” star Alexander Skarsgard is set to topline Warner Bros.’ “Hidden,” which twin brothers Matt and Ross Duffer will direct from their own spec script. Project is an elevated horror-thriller about a family hiding in a bomb shelter after escaping a mysterious outbreak. Roy Lee, Mason Novick, Lawrence Grey and Richard Zanuck will produce, […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content