In a story from Variety Screen Gems has tapped Kate Bosworth and Alexander Skarsgard to star with James Marsden in Straw Dogs.

The film is a "reimagining" of Sam Peckinpah's film from 1971. This new version is being written and directed by Rod Lurie.

Marsden plays a screenwriter who moves to Mississippi with his wife (Bosworth). Skarsgard plays her ex-boyfriend who has plans to get her back and that's where things take a bad turn.

The film is set to start shooting in August.