Gordon M Williams’ book The Siege of Trencher’s Farm was the source material for both Sam Peckinpah’s 1971 Straw Dogs and Rod Lurie’s 2011 film.
Starring: James Marsden, Kate Bosworth, and Alexander Skarsgard [full cast list under the ‘Cast’ tab]Directed By: Rod Lurie
Release Date: September 16, 2011
Genres: Drama, thriller
MPAA Rating: R for strong brutal violence including a sexual attack, menace, some sexual content, and pervasive language
Video: Alexander Skarsgard interview
Video: Kate Bosworth and James Marsden interviews
Official Synopsis: 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.