Rod Lurie Goes To The Dogs

Rod Lurie (“The Contender,” TV’s “Commander-in-Chief”) is on board to direct a remake of the 1971 thriller “Straw Dogs” for Screen Gems says The Hollywood Reporter.

The original, directed by Sam Peckinpah, revolved around a young American and his English wife who move to rural England and face increasingly vicious local harassment.

Plot details for the remake are being kept under wraps, but sources said it will take place in the US. “The Shield” scribe Reed Steiner is penning the screenplay.

Screen Gems is in the process of acquiring the rights to the Dustin Hoffman starrer, which originally was produced by