The Legend of Tarzan

The Legend of Tarzan
  • 2016
  • 1h 50min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: David Yates
  • Cast: Alexander Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie, Djimon Hounsou, Christoph Waltz
  • UK release: 6 July 2016

The fifth Earl of Greystoke, aka Tarzan (Skarsgård), is manipulated into returning to his beloved Congo by the dastardly Belgian Léon Rom (Waltz); punchy action and tree-swinging ensue. Despite Samuel L Jackson as a sassy sidekick, it's a turgid, anonymous tale of a Caucasian liberator which pleases neither traditionalists nor newcomers.

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The Legend of Tarzan

4 Jul 20162 stars

Beautiful but bland take on Edgar Rice Burroughs’s wild man, with Alexander Skarsgård

Trading high camp for furrowed brow, this latest crack at Edgar Rice Burroughs’s ‘swinger’ has the scope and swagger of a modern blockbuster but, tonally, it’s a pretty turgid affair. A man who looks distinctly uncomfortable in clothes, Alexander…

Alexander Skarsgard's misery diet

28 May 2016

Film gossip

Alexander Skarsgard went on a "misery" diet to get in shape for 'The Legend of Tarzan'. The hunky actor plays the title role in the upcoming movie and though he enjoyed filming, he hated the tough exercise and eating regime he had to go on in order to…

Alexander Skarsgard's Tarzan will 'reverse' story

3 Aug 2015

Film gossip

Alexander Skarsgard's 'Tarzan' will be a "reverse" of the story. The 38-year-old actor plays the lead role in the new movie about the boy raised in the African jungles by great apes but he revealed that when audiences first meet Tarzan in the film, he…

Djimon Hounsou joins Tarzan cast

5 Jun 2014

Film gossip

Djimon Hounsou has joined the 'Tarzan' movie. The 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' star has been confirmed to join Alexander Skarsgard and Margot Robbie in the David Yates-directed live action version of the classic tale. The 50-year-old actor - who split from…

Margot Robbie's new look for 'Tarzan' movie

2 Apr 2014

Film gossip

Margot Robbie is dying her hair for the new 3D version of 'Tarzan'. 'The Wold of Wall Street' actress recently went from blonde to brunette for another movie role and is in the process of changing it back to star alongside 'True Blood' hunk Alexander…

Warner Bros Tarzan given release date

12 Feb 2014

Film gossip

Alexander Skarsgard and Margot Robbie will star in 'Tarzan' which will be released in summer 2016. Skarsgard is set to play the loin clothed hero and Robbie - who had her breakout role in the 'Wolf of Wall Street' this year - has been linked to the role…

Margot Robbie tipped to be Tarzan's Jane

20 Jan 2014

Film gossip

Margot Robbie is in talks to play Jane in the new 'Tarzan' movie. The actress recently shot to fame as Leonardo DiCaprio's seductress in Oscar-nominated film 'The Wolf of Wall Street' and is now being tipped to play Tarzan's love interest in the…

Christoph Waltz to play Tarzan villain

27 Sep 2013

Film gossip

Christoph Waltz is being lined up to play a villain in 'Tarzan'. The 'Django Unchained' star is Warner Bros.' top choice to play the antagonist in its new adaptation of the classic jungle tale, which will see Alexander Skarsgard take on the role of the…

Jessica Chastain to play Jane of the jungle?

7 Mar 2013

Film gossip

Jessica Chastain is being lined up to play Jane in a remake of 'Tarzan'. The star - nominated for an Oscar last month for her role in 'Zero Dark Thirty' - is rumoured to play the love interest of the jungle exploring adventurer in the reboot of the…

Alexander Skarsgard tipped for Tarzan role

15 Nov 2012

Film gossip

Alexander Skarsgard is tipped to take the lead role in 'Tarzan'. The 'True Blood' actor has been linked with the role of the heroic adventurer alongside Henry Cavill, Charlie Hunnam and Tom Hardy, but director David Yates is said to have made his…

Henry Cavill and Charlie Hunman in line for Tarzan role?

8 Nov 2012

Film gossip

Henry Cavill and Charlie Hunnam are on the shortlist to play Tarzan. The 'Man of Steel' actor and 'Green Street' star have caught the interest of director David Yates - whose previous work includes the final four installments of 'Harry Potter' - to…

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