Kosworth Skarsgard join Straw Dogs July 17, 2009 Kate Bosworth, Alexander Skarsgard to star alongside James Marsden in Straw Dogs remake. Kate Bosworth and True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard to star alongside James Marsden in “Straw Dogs,” a reimagining of the 1971 film. 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. The original pic, which starred Dustin Hoffman and Susan George, caused a stir on release due to its brutal violence and rape scenes. Rod Lurie is penning the remake and will direct. Shooting is scheduled to begin in August.