It’s old news that MGM/UA Entertainment is remaking the 1984 film “Red Dawn” with the help of director Dan Bradley. But now, we have a look at the next teens to fill the commando boots.

The original Red Dawn poster

The original Red Dawn poster

In a press release Sunday, Terry Hines & Associates confirmed this cast list:

Robert Morris Josh Hutcherson

Erica Mason Isabel Lucas

Danny Edwin Hodge

Daryl Bates Connor Cruise

Jed Eckert Chris Hemsworth

Matt Eckert Josh Peck

Toni Mason Adrianne Palicki

Some of these names probably look familiar, and for good reason. Connor Cruise is the son of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman and played a young Will Smith in “Seven Pounds.” Josh Peck is one of the stars of Nickelodeon’s “Drake and Josh.” And while the other names might not stand out, these rising teen stars are hardly unknown. Hutcherson starred in “Journey to the Center of the Earth” and “Bridge to Terabithia,” Lucas was recently seen as the Deceptacon vixen attempting to seduce Sam in “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” Hodge has a recurring role on Fox’s “Mental,” Hemsworth played Captain Kirk’s father in the new “Star Trek” movie, and Palicki plays Tyra in “Friday Night Lights.”

Together, they will follow in the footsteps of the likes of Charlie Sheen, Brad Savage, Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey and others; and fight off Chinese and Russian insurgents. Soon, they will undergo military training to prepare for the rigors of a highly violent war movie and hopefully give their roles authenticity. Filming will begin in next month and the release date is currently set for September 24, 2010.

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Ashley Dean is a Blast staff writer

4 Responses

  1. dale

    thank you for addressing connor cruise as tom’s son. so damn tired of he and his sister always being pidgeon holed in the “adopted” catagory. tom and nicole are his, as well as bella’s, parents. the media seems to pick & choose who they label. note that they’re “sharon stone’s boys” and “hugh jackman’s children”, brad and angie’s son & daughter, etc….please don’t get me wrong, but be fair to the kidman-cruise kids!

  2. Jeremy

    RED DAWN gets a remake..this is a good thing. This time its our communist friends from China and their Russian allies who decide to pay the USA a visit.
    They need to show Obama and his commie cronies in cahoots with the Russians and Chinese. In the End the Russians and Chinese are defeated, and Obama and his commie friends are captured and put on trial for betraying the American people.
    OBAMA= One Big Ass Mistake America


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