Thursday, 23 April 2009

News: Straw Dogs Casting

So, this was apparently first announced way back in 2007, but Sony Screen Gems *spit* is remaking Straw Dogs. I did not know this. The Hollywood Reporter, um, reports that James Marsden of X-Men and Superman Returns fame has been cast in the lead role, played by Dustin Hoffman in the original film.

He seems too much of a pretty-boy to play the part, but who knows, they might rough him up a bit. The director, Rod Lurie, is, according to IMDb, a 'critic-turned-director'. He's not French, so I'm not getting my hopes up that he'll be any good.


Anonymous said...

No. No. No. NO. *shakes head* How could a remake of Straw Dogs improve or do anything more innovative than the original? The mind boggles.

Stonecypher said...

Deccaboo - that assumes that improving on and being more innovative than the original is the purpose of the remake. These days, it rarely is. It's all about the $$$.

Anonymous said...

I guess. *bows to the monies*