Josh Peck (“The Wackness”) and Adrianne Palicki (“Friday Night Lights”) join Chris Hemsworth on the cast of MGM/UA’s remake of “Red Dawn.”

Josh Peck

Josh Peck

The film, directed by Dan Bradley, is about a group of teenagers who rebel against the Chinese and Russians who invade their town.

Reprising Charlie Sheen’s role in the original, Peck will play Matt Eckert, star quarterback of their Spokane high school football team and younger brother to Hemsworth’s Jed Eckert.

Palicki plays Toni, originally played by Jennifer Grey, described as a “tough fighter” who develops romantic feelings for Jed.

Adrianne Palicki

Adrianne Palicki

Jed is a Marine on leave and the threesome’s unofficial leader.

Jeremy Passmore and Carl Ellsworth penned the updated screenplay.

“Red Dawn” is set to begin filming in September and is slated to hit theaters Sept. 24, 2010.

Dan Bradley, a stunt coordinator and second-unit director on “The Bourne Ultimatum” and “Quantum of Solace,” will direct the revamp based on the 1984 Cold War-era film co-written and directed by John Milius.

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Terri Schwartz was a Blast Contributing Editor from 2008-2009.

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