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Interview: Rod Lurie on Remaking Straw Dogs

15 September 2011 | | See recent news »

Arriving in theaters tomorrow, Rod Lurie's Straw Dogs remakes the 1971 Sam Peckinpah film, casting James Marsden in the Dustin Hoffman role of a quiet husband who, moving to the country with his wife (Kate Bosworth), comes face to face with a group of locals (led by Alexander Skarsgård). As tensions mount, the idyllic setting gives way to the brutal extremes of lust and violence. Lurie, a former film critic, made his big screen directing debut with 1999's Deterrence and has, since, helmed projects like The Contender , The Last Castle and Resurrecting the Champ . Like Peckinpah's original, his Straw Dogs is aiming for controversy, albeit controversy of a very different sort. Tackling a remake of the heralded classic head-on, Lurie explains to how a »

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