Confirmed: Samuel L. Jackson Joins Cast Of ‘Tarzan’ Movie

No word as to who the Oscar nominee will play

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There are several ”Tarzan” movies coming to theaters, but only one starring the incomparable Samuel L. Jackson.

Principal photography has recently begun for David Yates’ new “Tarzan” 3D action adventure, which will star Alexander Skarsgård (HBO’s “True Blood”) as the legendary jungle hero. Yates, who helmed the last four “Harry Potter” blockbusters, is directing the film.

In addition to Skarsgård, Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson (“Avengers 2: Age Of Ultron”) has joined the cast in an as-yet-to-be revealed role. While talking heads and pundits hope that he doesn’t fit the stereotypical number two to the white lead, “Tarzan” is keeping a lid on any of its cinematic secrets.

What we do know about the plot is that “Tarzan” has left behind the jungles of Africa for a new life as John Clayton III. With his wife by his side, he returns to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of parliament, unaware that he is a mere piece in a grander scheme, masterminded by Captain Leon Rom. The adventure is being shot at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, as well as on location around the UK.

“Tarzan” also features the talents of Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street”) as the jungle king’s gentrified wife; Djimon Hounsou (“Blood Diamond” as Chief Mbonga; and two-time Oscar award winner Christoph Waltz (“Django Unchained”) as Captain Rom.

Fans and cinephiles can expect “Tarzan” to swing into theaters on July 1, 2016.

SOURCE: Warner Bros.

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