Woods, Purcell Join “Straw Dogs” Remake

James Woods (“Videodrome,” TV’s “Shark”) and Dominic Purcell (TV’s “Prison Break,” “Primeval”) have joined the cast of the remake of Sam Peckinpah’s controversial classic “Straw Dogs” according to Coming Soon.

In the film, James Marsden plays a Hollywood screenwriter who relocates with his wife (Kate Bosworth) to her hometown in Mississippi. Not long after his wife is assaulted and he turns vigilante to protect them. Alexander Skarsgard and Walton Goggins also star.

Director Rod Lurie (“The Contender,” “Nothing But the Truth”) and the cast are currently in rehearsals for the film before filming begins.

The movie opens in cinemas February 25th 2011.