By Missy Schwartz
Updated July 16, 2009 at 04:41 PM EDT

Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood) and Kate Bosworth join James Marsden in Screen Gem’s Straw Dogs, a remake of Sam Peckinpah’s 1971 original starring Dustin Hoffman. According to Variety, Marsden plays a Hollywood screenwriter who moves with his actress wife (Bosworth) to her Mississippi hometown, where her once big-shot high school boyfriend (Skarsgard) tries to win her back. Rod Lurie (Nothing But the Truth) is writing and directing. Production is slated to begin in August.