Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns, 21, Blue Crush) and Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood) have both signed on to join James Marsden in the reimagining of the 1971 Sam Peckinpah film, Straw Dogs, according to Variety.
“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.”
Rod Lurie wrote the script and will direct. Production is slated to begin in August.
Straw Dogs is based upon the book The Siege at Trencher’s Farm by Gordon Williams.