I love Alexander Skargard! He’s the son of actor Stellan Skarsgard and he currently appears on the hit HBO series True Blood. The actor will be making a big screen impression in the remake of the 1971 film Straw Dogs. According to Variety, Skarsgard will join James Marsden and Kate Bosworth for the film based on the Sam Peckinpah original.
More on Straw Dogs after the jump.
Dustin Hoffman was the lead actor in the original Straw Dogs and for the remake James Marsden will step into the role of David Sumner. Marsden will play him as a screenwriter instead of Hoffman’s astrophysicist. The story in the first film had Sumner and his wife move overseas to England to escape the escalating violence in America. In the remake that will be changed and they will move to Mississippi, the childhood home of his wife (I already prefer the set up for the original).
They will transport to the south so that the screenwriter can complete his work without the distractions of the Hollywood lifestyle. Bosworth will star as Marsden’s wife, and Skarsgard will play her ex-boyfriend, an former football star who thinks her return is an opportunity to “reclaim his glory.”
I’m extremely excited about Skarsgard’s casting in this film. He plays a villain like no other, and I thoroughly enjoy his portrayal of vampire baddie Eric Northman on True Blood. He’s a good looking guy, with a decent amount of talent that I think will fit this new role perfectly. The last time I saw Kate Bosworth in anything it was the film, 21. I kind of went on a diet off of her films after Superman Returns. I don’t hate her as an actress, but I thought her casting in that film was wrong, dead wrong. I’m ready to move on and accept her in something new. Bring on the Dogs!
What do you think of Alexander Skarsgard and Kate Bosworth’s casting in the Straw Dogs remake?