Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood) plays a former high school football stud whose ex-girlfriend returns to their small town with her screenwriter husband, setting off a devastating chain of events in Straw Dogs – the 2011 version. Directed by Rod Lurie and starring James Marsden and Kate Bosworth as the young married couple, this new take puts its own spin on the events in the book The Siege of Trencher’s Farm that was transformed into an R-rated thriller in 1971 by Sam Peckinpah.
In this video interview provided by Screen Gems, Alexander Skarsgard – sticking with an American accent – talks about his character’s background as a football player forced into giving up the sport and about the relationship between his character and James Marsden’s.
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The Plot: David and Amy Sumner (James Marsden and Kate Bosworth), a Hollywood screenwriter and his actress wife, return to her small hometown in the deep South to prepare the family home for sale after her father’s death. Once there, tensions build in their marriage and old conflicts re-emerge with the locals, including Amy’s ex-boyfriend Charlie (Alexander Skarsgard), leading to a violent confrontation.