Screen Gems has set Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns) and Alexander Skarsgard (“True Blood”) to star alongside James Marsden in Straw Dogs, a reimagining of the 1971 Sam Peckinpah film. Rod Lurie wrote the script and will direct. Shooting is scheduled to begin in August. Marsden plays a Hollywood screenwriter who relocates with his wife to her hometown in Mississippi. Bosworth plays the wife, who left the South for LA. to become an actress and returns home so her husband can finish his script in quiet. Skarsgard plays her high school boyfriend, an ex-football hero who sees the return of his former girlfriend as a way to reclaim glory. Dustin Hoffman starred in Sam Pekinpah’s ‘Straw Dogs’ in 1971.
Pictured: Kate Boseworth