Alexander Skarsgard was spotted on the streets of New York City Thursday as he arrived on the set of his upcoming film, What Maisie Knew. He was rocking a casual vibe in a blue t-shirt, black denim and sunglasses while taking a few moments to sign autographs for fans.

What Maisie Knew follows the story of a seven-year-old girl caught in a bitter custody battle. The plot line is based on a novel by Henry James and stars Skarsgard alongside Julianne Moore as the divorcing parents. Production on the film, which is set for release in 2012, is underway in New York.

Skarsgard, 34, is best known for his role on the hit television series, True Blood. For all four seasons he has played the hunky vampire sheriff Eric Northman who pursues the shows leading lady Sookie, played by Anna Paquin. HBO recently announced that the show would be picked up for a fifth season.

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