Alexander Skarsgård in What Maisie Knew

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“True Blood” star Alexander Skarsgård is set to co-star in the dramedy What Maisie Knew with Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan.

The film is an adaptation of the Henry James novel set in contemporary New York from co-directors Scott McGehee and David Siegel.

The dramedy, written by Nancy Doyne and Carroll Cartwright, centers on Maisie, a six-year-old girl enmeshed in the bitter divorce of her mother (Moore), a rock and roll icon, and her father (Coogan), a charming but distracted art dealer.

Skarsgård will play Moore’s new husband. Filming is scheduled to start this August in New York.