The film is due in theaters in late April
New York--Swedish-born actor Stellan Skarsgård who has appeared in countless Hollywood films over his long career, has officially signed on to the cast of the Jeremy Lin movie due out in mid spring. Skarsgård will play Dr. Devlin Eklund, a Harvard English professor that, according to questionable sources, convinced Lin to join the basketball team after seeing the prolific student throw a piece of paper into a trash bin from the back of a classroom. "It will be a lot like my role in Good Will Hunting," explained Skarsgård, referring to the 1997 Matt Damon film. "Instead of M.I.T., I'm now at Harvard dealing with letters instead of numbers, and I see this kid, one of my students, make an amazing 'shot' into the waste paper basket. Right then and there I know this kid will go to the NBA someday." Skarsgård is joining Robin Williams, who signed last week to play Lin's mentor, and Ben Affleck, who will play Jeremy Lin. Lin has disassociated himself from the project saying, "That's not at all how the story went down." Legal issues may force multiple changes to the film: Jeramee Lynn, Haverford College (PA), New York Nicks, and, possibly, A.B.A. instead of N.B.A.