Alexander Skarsgård has joined the comedy drama What Maisie Knew, starring opposite 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.

Written by Nancy Doyne and Carroll Cartwright, the story centers on Maisie, a six-year-old girl enmeshed in the bitter divorce of her mother, a rock and roll icon, and her father, a charming but distracted art dealer.

Julianne Moore stars as Maisie's mother, Steve Coogan as her father and Alexander Skarsgård stars as

Julianne Moore's new husband.

Production is set to begin in August in New York City.