Alexanderskarsgard_trueblood_s2_290 “True Blood’s” enigmatic Eric just can’t escape the Deep South.

Alexander Skarsgard, who plays the Louisiana vampire on HBO, has joined the remake of Sam Peckinpah’s 1971 classic “Straw Dogs,” according to Variety. That movie showed an everyday man’s descent into violence after his wife’s rape.

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Of course, there are some changes. The original had mathematician Dustin Hoffman moving his family to England; in the remake, James Marsden and Kate Bosworth will relocate from Los Angeles to Mississippi, where not-nice-guy Skarsgard (Bosworth’s character’s ex-boyfriend) waits.

Filming begins in August.

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Posted by:Andy Grieser