‘Straw Dogs’ Taps Into Alexander Skarsgard’s Dark Side

FROM MTV MOVIES: Kate Bosworth, Alexander Skarsgård and James Marsden have teamed up for a new millennium re-imagining of the classic 1971 Dustin Hoffman thriller, “Straw Dogs.” The violent, dark film revolves around a young couple (Bosworth, Marsden) who move back to her Southern hometown and find themselves pretty unwanted by the locals, including Bosworth’s ex, played by “True Blood” vamp Skarsgård.

“I had not seen the original film when I was offered the role; I had read the script first,” Bosworth told MTV News at the premiere on Thursday. “I knew the original was a real cult classic. I read it and it was really intriguing, and then I watched the film, and I was pretty blown away; big shoes to fill. I thought, ’Oh my god, this is going to be quite an intense one,’ but I love a challenge.”

Marsden was thrilled by the chance to tackle a character that was very new to him, even if it had been done before.

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